In the midst of all the chaotic headlines, stories, and arguments we have in our lives, whether in real life of on social media, we can be brought down by a weight. I feel it in my chest and I sometimes forget where I’m going. I feel like I’m walking around aimlessly without a clear guide and wonder if I’m all alone. If you feel like this I want you to know you are not alone. Those of us who have little to no agenda are sometimes inundated with this idea that we have to choose a side and give in one hundred percent to that side because if we start to compromise on one thing we may fail on another. I hope when you read this (if you are) that you understand that listening to each other is better than seeing who can yell louder.
I’m tired, this world has started to suck the life out of me and it’s all I can do to inhale without a pain occurring. Are we not all humans? Are we not all seeking that which will bring us peace and understanding? Unfortunately the more we seek for understanding, the more we realize how lost we are, as a culture, in this world. This post has no political slant, no agenda to tout, and definitely no opinion that I want to impose on any particular people group. I have gone through life so far looking through glasses that had a rose tint and have myself been duped by many who are only, “looking out for my best interest” for so long that I almost bought into the lie for too long.
I guess I was blind, or chose not to see what was in front of me the whole time, or maybe it really was this election that opened my eyes to the ways of the world. When I was a child and even through high school and to some extent college, I always assumed that the world was for the most part decent. This opinion has changed and more than ever I feel like the world is done with decency and is on the path of destruction either from itself or from the hand of God.
I hope that through all of this that my family and friends and even my acquaintances and any who just observe my actions whether stranger or more, you see me as one who loves above all and my opinions suggest that of a person who is interested in the individual above that of the general statement. I sometimes make general statements in order to make radical statements so we may reexamine our opinions, including my own. Know that if I have ever offended you by one of my many generalities I do not intentionally do so and hope and pray that you will forgive me. My intention with many of my statements is that of introspective and questioning more often than not. I always prefer discussion rather than submission to an overall opinion.
Know that above all I prefer peace over confrontation and know that through Love all things are saved. I hope any and all who read this understand the Love of Christ is above all else the true intent of this post. I hope you are or willing to enter into a relationship with Christ because only he can save us from this hell on earth. I ask this in Jesus’ name that we all will see and hear his words and his promises to save us from our sins help us make it through these ups and downs and whatever else the world throws our ways.
As my Christ loves me, so now I love you and I pray that you know that I am truly filled with sorrow for this world, but I cling to the hope that Jesus brings. I hope you feel the same as I do, wherever you are physically, mentally or spiritually may you have peace. Seek him who gives peace, which surpasses all understanding and I assure you that you will find this peace.
For it is written in Philippians 4:4-7, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
I want the words in this passage to be that which we all live by day to day.