I wake early and jump into the shower. My mind races from all the news from the past week. Economies collapsing, enemy armies building weapons, angry protesters blocking businesses and creating a mess on public property, all while national known figures are talking about various forms of sexual abuse. Some times it is just too much to take. What is the world coming to? What is wrong with you people? What will our world look like in a few years?
I know people that are stocking up on medical supplies and alternative medicines. I know some that are stocking up on food. I know others that have stocked up on weapons and learned to shoot a gun. These are not solutions that I can partake in. We don't have tons of extra cash to invest in food, weapons or meds. I watched some do this for Y2K and nothing happened. The food is still sitting in bins and I am sure getting yummier as the years go by. I just can't plan for the unknown.
That adds to the stress. I don't trust politicians to fix our mess, I don't trust scientist to even understand our mess. Unfortunately both groups are now too self serving. What to do, who to trust, where to turn.
Prayer is where I try to start.
Then I look at history. The world is no worse now than in the past and the US is much better than we were during the civil war. We can make it.
I look at my room full of little ones watching the Voyage of the Dawn Treader before the big kids wake up for school in the morning. They cuddle each other, they laugh and they remember sharing the story together. I listen to them plan their play time and then agree to turn off the movie to go outside to pretend instead.
This scenario will continue to repeat until my thick head learns to trust in God. I have seen the future in the interactions of my own children and those of their peers. They will make the world a better place. They are that special.