Do you ever feel anxious about the state of the world? Violence, natural disasters, and corruption seem rampant. This can lead to worrying or hopelessness in the state of our lives and futures.
Being worried about the nature of the world is normal but certainly not simple to handle. Since the beginning of time, people worried about what was happening around them. Horrific killings, wars, death, and starvation are certainly not new problems. That does not make our current pain any lesser but can help us put it into perspective.
So what can we do about the messed up state of our world? In one sense, there is little control that we have. None of us can single handedly halt a tsunami or bring nation-wide peace. However, there are small steps we can take to make the world better.
Finding where you can make a change and have an influence for the better is important. I want to especially help those with mental illness or autism and their support people. That does not mean I cannot care for and love others. It simply means that I put a great deal of my energy serving those I believe I am meant to help. You can find where to make the world better by thinking about your interests, giftings, struggles, and personality factors.
So the world might be messed up, but that does not mean we should despair. Little by little, we can make a positive impact on the hurt population around us.