Every day when I turn on the news, I see horrific stories of destructive wars, persecution, and mass shootings occurring around the world. Not only do these events anger me, bjut they also tempt me to lose faith in the goodness of humanity. I begin to wonder, Why does God let evil harm our lives of so many? After I began, God showed me that it is my responsibility to make the world better in whatever ways I can. Instead of allowing the evil of others to form violent thoughts in my mind, I can focus on doing the small things that God asks me. Instead of resending those whose lives are spent spreading evil, I can remember that the Lord said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay” Romans 12:19.
We are all affected in some way by atrocities that occur around the globe. Instead of focusing on the bad in the world and using violence to fight violence, we can focuson our ability to spread love and goodness. We can find comfort in knowingthat God’s righteousness will be th final word justice. Now when I become enraged and discouraged by an attack on humanity, I think, What can I do today to spread a little more of God’s love?