The American politicians have partially shut down the government. Syria is crying out with pain. India was just hit by a massive storm. People need jobs. The environment needs our protection. Homes need attention. Children need care. Every organization needs more volunteers. With all the headlines clamoring for our attention, where is there room to breathe?
Hope is calling. Yes, there is hope in a crying world. It is okay to take time to breathe, to catch a fresh vision. Turn off the news, facebook, the radio, the job or lack of one, and the precious ones who need us for five minutes.
Close the door to the bathroom and breathe.
Step outside and breathe.
In the midst of a crisis, in Syria, in India, in the United States … breathe.
There is hope. Look up. Remember something to be grateful for and tell someone what it is. Find joy in the little things.
Kingdoms may rise and fall. Health and wealth may come and go, but joy comes when we choose our focus. For every problem there is a solution.
My hope, my joy, my peace is in Christ Jesus today. In the midst of my storms, He never changes. Do you have a focus that gives you peace in the storm? Let your heart take flight. This moment … it is okay. Give yourself permission to stop and rescue joy.