I have prayed many times for a world full of kindness. The secret to staying happy and peaceful – never listen to nor watch the news. That is hard to do in my home, because my husband is an avid news watcher. I try to escape the violence and hate that constantly bombards the newscasts. I can hear most of the news from another room in our home. I often go outside or put my earphones on to listen to music on my MP3 player and drown out the news.
God’s word tells us there will be wars and rumors of wars in Matthew 24:6-9. These verses tell of a sad scenario about the violence and hate that will transpire on this earth.
In Ephesians 6:10-13 God tells us to withstand evil. We must put on the whole armor of God to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Listening to a constant barrage of hate on the news; makes us forget there is still much good in this world. The news is 97% bad and usually only 3% good.
Ephesians 4:31-32 tells us to let all bitterness, wrath, hate, and evil be put away from us. We are instructed to be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving one to another.
Romans 12:20 – Overcome evil with Good.
Although we live among the evil doers of this world – we must let our light shine brightly. Perhaps our examples of good will turn a lost soul to Christ.
I often look to the sky when I pray to God. As you can see from the enclosed photos – there is beauty and peace in the wonderful pictures God paints for us in the sky.
May God bless our world and bring more peace and less hate in the future.