Tough times these days…
…..if we see news like illegal Hispanic transgenders have their own camps now built inside our borders whom we are nurturing, giving them therapy and medications; if we see that California’s jails are allowing inmates to bring marijuana in ‘because they have their rights, too’; when we see a girl from India died seeking water and food in the desert after she’d snuck illegally into our country and there are Americans blaming US, (by the way, India’s a long way from S. or Central America….who paid the airfare?) etc etc. Let’s face it, EVIL seems to be winning because the KINDNESS of our laws seems to come before the justified and righteous indignation of some of us. When we do actually bark back and demand that our laws be obeyed, our own liberal American attorneys go to help the law breakers “out of kindness.” What country DOES THAT??! Drag Queens reading to school children, men on women’s teams, homeless treated like endangered species, illegals getting better healthcare than American veterans….we could all add to a never ending list like that; It’s insane. America is insane today.
Lots of NUTTY STUFF going on which has caused me to, uncharacteristically, TURN OFF THE NEWS. I don’t want to hear it anymore. Some days, I just CAN’T HEAR IT. It’s not good for me. I watch Investigative Discovery, 24/7 of true murder stories because that’s nicer than the news!
Anybody feel the same?
I read fiction, I blog, I contact friends, I walk……..sometimes I watercolor……..to get away from this new life.
What do YOU DO? In this life we have two choices. We can go along with the temperature of our environment letting our mind and emotions be led by the twists and turns of the ever-maddening scenarios of politics or cultural outrages, or we can set our hearts and minds on something higher and stable for our soul.
“The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4-7)
Yes, Scripture helps, as does praying…….I do that, too.
How about you?