What Can You Do When The World Feels Dark?

We know that God is good and that ultimately good does triumph over evil, but sometimes we see so much of the bad, our souls can easily become tired. Just reading the news and seeing so much evil in our world leaves me wishing Jesus would return soon, really soon. What can we do when we feel this way?

1. Go To God In Prayer
The first thing we can do is pray to God and thank Him for all the goodness, even what we do not see. Ask Him to be with you and help you to see His hand working in all things and ask Him to lift up your weary soul and give you hope. He sees what is happening and His heart grieves too. Pray also for what is going on in the world. Sometimes, we can feel helpless to do anything about such big problems. We must remember that prayer is never too little.

2. Read Your Bible
God's Word has the power to restore your faith. Read His story of redemption again. We often think what is happening in our world today has not happened before, but since the first sin people have been doing what they saw was right in their own eyes.

3. Shine God's Light
When all we see is the world as a sad, dark place we must remember that this is not God's way. God has made us to shine His light and declare His goodness in the world. One of the best ways we do this is by loving others, even people we may not agree with. Be kind and loving towards others, but also be truthful and tell them of God's great love! 

"The Lord is not slow to keep his promise. He is not slow in the way some people understand it. Instead, he is patient with you. He doesn’t want anyone to be destroyed. Instead, he wants all people to turn away from their sins." 2 Peter 3:9

Remember these words spoken by Jesus- “I have told you these things, so that you can have peace because of me. In this world, you will have trouble. But be encouraged! I have won the battle over the world.” John 16:33