Pressing the zoom out button on my “Google Earth” of a life,
my eyes are drawn to a big world that is full and messy,
with good battling evil on every front.
I see arms races and drug cartels,
wars and refugees.
I see beheadings and persecution,
human trafficking and slavery.
I see poverty and hunger,
natural disasters and homelessness.
The list goes on…
It’s overwhelming, and too much for me to take in.
How do I even begin to wrap my head around it all?
Here’s the truth. I can’t. I can’t wrap my head around it. It’s too much, too big, too evil.
But here’s some more truth. I’m not supposed to be able to wrap my head around it all, (even though the media seems to think I need to!) Instead, I am driven to see my own futility in changing everything in the world on my own.
So what do I do?
The only thing I know I can do.
Look to the promises I know that I have in Christ; that He can and does bring good out of the most horrific tragedies.
Look to the comfort that His ways are greater than my ways.
Look to the bigger picture reminding me that I am a tiny speck of dust on His timeline, and while I can’t (and am not supposed to be able to) fix/change the whole world, He has many things He wants me to do right where I am, right now.
Look to HIM.
Pray. Talk to Him. Pour out my heart to Him.
I can do that.
One day at a time.
Part 2: Love Wholly