The world can be cruel and heartbreaking, and I can’t always find God in it. Jesus reminds us, “In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, for I have conquered the world” (Jn 16:33).
Life in this world is full of trouble.
The world says, “There is no God,”
but then I hold my newborn grandson
and know there is.
The world says, “God is dead,”
but then I spot a daffodil poking its head up through the snow,
and I know you’re alive.
The world says, “Be good to yourself,”
but then my heart convinces me to offer a listening ear to a friend in need.
Thank you for reminding me that you are here and that the world is in your hands.
Set a goal to see five signs of God’s presence today. Write down at least one of those signs and return to your note in a week. Will you still see that sign of God’s presence around you?