It is what it looks like, but that ain’t all it is. 🙂
What? I know. But that’s as real as I could make it sound.
It looks bad. And a lot of it is bad. I’m not saying its not. Daily, I’m praying for hope and encouragement. I don’t write about being positive because I’ve mastered it. I write about it because that’s what I struggle with. This is how God keeps me accountable and teaches me as well.
It’s bad, it’s sad, but this isn’t all there is. There is a lot going on, but there’s still more. I’m still seeing babies being born. I’m still reading “cancer-free” posts. I’m seeing families investing time together.
People are sick. People are dying, and we all need to be in constant prayer for them and for our world and leaders. However, illnesses are being cured. Lives are being brought into this world. People are crying out to God like never before. And families are actually getting to know one another.
It looked bad before. It looked bad for Lazarus. I mean, dead is dead. But God…
John 11:11-15, 43-44 Then he said, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up.” The disciples said, “Lord, if he is sleeping, he will soon get better!” They thought Jesus meant Lazarus was simply sleeping, but Jesus meant Lazarus had died. So he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead. And for your sakes, I’m glad I wasn’t there, for now you will really believe. Come, let’s go see him.”Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!”
Now, I’m not saying YOLO. Go out and party and forget circumstances and consequences. I’m saying, be cautious, not chaotic. Be at peace, not at panic.
It is what it is, but it’s not all there is.