Finding Peace amidst Chaos
If you read reports regarding Central American nations, it can sometimes be depressing as the media highlights the negative news - corruption, murders, rapes, trafficking and so on.
Are you telling me that first world nations are clean of these unrighteousness? Unrighteousness, wickedness as well as some good happens in the world around.
We are as safe as can be any where in the world, provided the government cares enough about their people.
There is a better, safer place: to be safe in the knowledge of who we are in Christ, safe in knowing that God goes before us. Even when something bad happens, we believe Romans 8: 28:
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
How can we then find our windows of peace amidst chaos and disorder?
I don't think anyone needs to be in an idyllic environment to see the beauty in God's creation. Still, I cannot deny that God, the Creator, the Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscience One created this gorgeous sunrise in Guetemala.
Or in super-busy Singapore, when we take time to catch the beauty of a new day among a designed green environment.
Even when Ebola spreads, ISIS slaughters, governments break down and we experience personal loss and struggles; A new day brings new mercies, new hope and creative beauty sheds a light in various ways - sunrise, sunset, helpful friends and loving family.
The point is: We have the potential in us to appreciate the beauty of God's creation amidst the chaos, sufferings and pains. See the hope. Embrace the peace.
My hope and peace is in Christ Jesus, Against all odds, in Christ, everything is good and perfect. I can be at peace in and with God despite the chaotic madness around me, and see how to bring that hope and peace of Christ so the goodness of God prevails, not the stirrings of disorderliness..
Blessings of hope and peace of Christ to you,