BY Jena Kleinpeter
Ps 2:8 Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession.
Watching the news can be depressing and overwhelming. The destruction from war, terrorist attacks and even natural disasters can make you wonder “why.” I wish I had all the answers. All I know is God is in control. Therefore, if He is a loving God, He should be able to fix all the problems on earth. He can fix your problems but have you asked Him. He wants you to ask Him for everything.
Sometimes I think if things do not change there will not be a world for future generations. What are we leaving as an inheritance? Poverty, pain, destruction, desolation? That is not what I want to leave as my legacy.
We can’t fix the world’s problems, but we can change our corner of the world. Start small. Find one thing in your community where you can make a difference. There are so many opportunities to help, either one person, organization or neighborhood. Perhaps cutting the grass for an elderly couple, starting a book lending program, or maybe smile at people when you walk your dog. Stop and get to know them. It will surprise you how much a smile turns a bad day into a promising evening.
Can you imagine living where people care about and help each other? The next thing you know person after person is making a difference. And the world will change for the better.
Edited by Teena Myers, SCW Chairman
Jena Kleinpeter’s Word of the Day is a work in progress. She hopes to publish a 365 day devotional on the book of Psalms. Your feedback in the comments section is welcome.
I especially like the end of this, how we can each make a difference one person at a time. Let’s leave a good legacy for those who come after us.
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