This post has been on my heart for a while now, but I couldn’t ever get the right words out. Have you ever been so discouraged and disgusted by the world we live in that you felt like quitting? I know I have felt this feeling before, especially in the past year. It seems that everyday the world keeps getting worse and worse. It’s hard to see the good in the world. Or is there any? How can there be anything beautiful in such a broken place as this? Is there any hope left for us to see in the world? I want to suggest today that finding beauty in a broken world is a choice.
Whenever I catch a glimpse of the news I’ve begun seeing a pattern with what they show. They show and discuss the top stories. These stories tend to be shootings, deaths, fights, tragedies, controversy, etc. All of these are negative things. Does that mean that there is no good in the world? Absolutely NOT! There are many good things happening in the world. Then why do they mainly show the negative events? Because it’s a choice. They choose the stories they want to discuss, the stories that will interest people. It’s heartbreaking! They focus so much on the negative aspect that the actual good things that happen everyday get pushed aside.
Whenever I go to the gym the TV’s are always on the news channel. As they continue to talk about and show images of the horrific events that are happening, I start praying. I pray for the people involved in these events, and people who are or will be effected by these events. I also pray for the Body of Christ that we may be lights in this dark world. We need to be examples to the world by showing them the beauty of this world. It’s the tiniest things that most people past by that I have begun to find beauty in. From having the blessing of being a morning person I have been able to see the Lord’s glorious sun rise each morning. Another thing that many people just ignore or pass by is nature. Birds, the trees, new blooming flowers, the sky, I could go on and on!
There is so much beauty in the world, but we have to make the effort to see and appreciate it! Take time out of your day to just pause and thank God for the beauty of His creation, whatever that may look like to you. God has created this world for us to enjoy; although it may not be the best place at the moment, He is constantly revealing the beauty of His works to us. We need to be the ones to acknowledge those wondrous works. I’m sure y’all have heard this before: “Be the good you want to see in the world.” Instead of looking around and complaining about how bad or ugly the world is becoming, show others by example how to find the beauty in this broken world.
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; BUT be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33 (emphasis added)
Glory to God in the highest, Creator of all the earth. ❤