Life can be hard—political and cultural wars seem to be raging in our country and the day-to-day stress of work, school and family can be overwhelming. It’s easy to throw up our hands in exasperation, disappointed in the world and some of the people living in it.
But this is the good news: there are so many reasons to love our world.
When we stop and focus on the daily joys and victories—both big and small—we discover how truly incredible our world can be. This world was created by a perfect and loving Father who sees the good in us and loves us despite our flaws. So why not take a moment to look at the world in the same way He looks at us?
Here are a few sweet examples that should put a smile on your face and restore your love for the world, today:
1. People Like This
“For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine.” -Psalm 50:10-11
2. Teachers Like This
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach…” -Romans 12:6-7
3. Love Like This
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13
4. Sweet Celebrities Like This
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. –Psalm 118:24
5. Children Like This
“But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God'”. -Mark 10:14
6. Joy Like This
“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” -Proverbs 17:22
7. Friendship Like This
“Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.” -Proverbs 27:9
8. Science Like This
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!” -Psalm 98:4