Peace family, do you ever feel burnt out by the amount of garbage in the world?
Some days, life is just exhausting! I look around at the violence both abroad and in America, at the declarations that evil things are good and good things are evil, at self-righteousness, at injustice, and at the world rushing towards destruction in ways that aren’t even logical.
Sometimes, I just want to throw my hands up in despair, but God tells us to hang in there. He isn’t surprised by the willful and ignorant wickedness that appals us. God is still going to win and be glorified. He isn’t going to be defeated. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” John 14:27 (NIV). Jesus also said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world”John 16:33 (NIV).
Peace family, don’t be disheartened. Let’s both memorize those verses and keep them on our hearts, for times when satan would want us to give up and stop trying. Remember that God is still God. Just keep loving the people around you and standing up for truth.
Anyway, just a few thoughts from your friendly, neighborhood Kat.