Have you listened to the news? How does it make you feel? Is there hope, success, kindness in it? Is there calamity, disaster, and disdain? Unfortunately, everyone loves to look at a car crash, it seems to be in our nature. I do not usually listen to the news, but I have been listening to the BBC World Service lately. The World is full if peril, from people living in shelled out buildings in the Ukraine, to extremist terror in many places on the globe. All I see that we can do about it is pray. The US. Government does seem to be helping with these situations, and I hope it is a good thing, but I am never sure. I am coming from a sympathetic perspective here, financially I am not for any of it, as I wish to have more of the money I earn. What I do know is that, in this moment, I am grateful for what I have been given, it is a lot. I am even grateful that my thinking can cause me fear and anxiety, as it is what makes me able to write and share ideas. Also, it gives me the ability to help someone else with the same issue. I am rambling a bit here, there are many things on my mind today. I will share my favorite Bible quote:
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV
But He said to me,"My grace is sufficent for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
I know this can be construed as complaining by someone who wishes it to be. I use it as a tool to recognize my weaknesses, and discuss them with someone. Also realizing their weaknesses, and showing that we can overcome them, one day at a time.