It's been a rough week for many people; and at it's end marks heinous events that if we're not careful; we'll lose sight of the truth. No matter what happened in Oklahoma,USA, Iraq, Syria, China, or any other place on the planet, one must never lose sight of the fact that this planet inhabits (as of 2013 and counting) 7.125 BILLION people. So no matter what...there is far more good in the world than evil. We musn't link a person's religious belief to his or her goodness. As believers of the Christian faith, we know that even on our very, very, very, utmost very best day, we are as filthy rags in our Creator's eyes. Thus, we give thanks for Jesus dying on the Cross to "save a wretch like you and me." So be encouraged; and remember: 7.125 BILLION people worldwide. Choose to focus on the good the majority are doing, and pray for the evil done to any and all. When it's said and done, God is still in control. Eventually each of our tabs will come due; so, live your best life in accordance to what will bring God glory. In the end He will judge whether your heart was truly for Him or in servitude to His defeated competitor and archenemy satan. So tonight as you tuck in, remember to give thanks for your safe place, and pray for those persecuted both near and far.
One more thing: Please share this with anyone you know who might be focusing on the evil; losing sleep and suffering anxiety in belief that all is doom and gloom. As a counselor, I can attest to the fact that you become what you believe. Believe the indisputable truth, that ultimately GOoD wins.