Every day when I turn on the news, I see horrific stories of destructive wars, persecution, and mass shootings occurring around the world. Not only do these events anger me, bjut they also tempt me to lose faith in the goodness of humanity. I begin to wonder, Why does God let evil harm our lives of so many? After I began, God showed me that it is my responsibility to make the world better in whatever ways I can. Instead of allowing the evil of others to form violent thoughts in my mind, I can focus on doing the small things that God asks me. Instead of resending those whose lives are spent spreading evil, I can remember that the Lord said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay” Romans 12:19.
We are all affected in some way by atrocities that occur around the globe. Instead of focusing on the bad in the world and using violence to fight violence, we can focuson our ability to spread love and goodness. We can find comfort in knowingthat God’s righteousness will be th final word justice. Now when I become enraged and discouraged by an attack on humanity, I think, What can I do today to spread a little more of God’s love?
Dear God, help us to trust you in all things, at all times, and to be opened to your leading to help our neighbors. Heveanly Father we come to you in Jesus name Amen
THOUGHT FOR the DAY God is always ready to help us even in the smallest matter.
Romans 15:1-7 > When then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not himself; but as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus. That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
Jesus Two Commandments
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and all they mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second no less greater is like unto, Thou shalt love they neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.