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Perspective in a Scary World

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I can’t scroll through a social media outlet or open a web browser these days without fearing our country is falling apart.

It only takes one Simon Sinek video to make us worry we’ve lost all our hardworking values and our cell phones are ruining the way we think. Just read TheSkimm…before long you’ll see what the world sees…BAD, SCARY NEWS!

Of course we know and are comforted that we are not of this world, that we were built for a different kingdom and that the treasures of this world will pass away. I love that God made clear that this shouldn’t feel like home. There is ultimate hope in that, but lately I’ve been comforted by a totally different passage…

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:8-9

You see…when man looks at life circumstances, his instinct is fear – “PROTECT YOURSELF!” He sees a desperate need to prepare for the worst. This is why the local news is always depressing. Without God, things look pretty grim.

But our God sees everything through a completely different, SUPERNATURAL lens! He understands things we don’t. He’s not affected by a sin nature that instinctively panics. He’s omnipotent and sovereign…all powerful and in complete control! He looks at things that we see as tragic and sees opportunity and hope.

Maybe it’s not about the news for you. Maybe you just failed a huge exam or got rejected from an organization you dreamed of joining. In any case, remember this – God’s thoughts and understanding are so much bigger and better than yours and He’s a GOOD GOD who loves you desperately and wants the very best for you. You may not understand your circumstances, but believe me – HE DOES!

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