carried away

With news like this morning, the world suddenly sees what ripples underneath the culture's glossy veneer. It's horrible. It makes us sick. It's ugly. The world is not okay.

No amount of money or brick walls or achievements of institutions will suffice to mend it.

The world is not okay.

It's painful to peek through the blinds and view the world outside ourselves - outside the way we've arranged our lives to make things comfortable and proper. It hurts because what we see outside our windows is ugly. When we pull back the curtains, it's horror we see when people can walk into a school and kill our little children. And how startling, once the drapes have been drawn, our own reflection in the window as we look out.

The world is not okay and it's not just the horrors in the news. It's the horrors that don't make the news, too.

Oh, friends. Be encouraged before you get carried away with fear and doubt and pain and sadness. Ask the Lord to teach you to know the number of your days (Psalm 39:4) and then ask Him to be the strength to keep your heart grounded in His Word and His promises.

Teach me to know my number of days hold on, my heart, from gettin' carried away

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The world is not okay.

But what better reason to introduce a Savior?

let LOVE fly like cRaZy