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If that’s your question I think your vision is much smaller than God’s! He desires to save the world, not merely this country or that one.

If you’re looking for the good in people, you will find it. If you’re looking for something to complain about, you’ll find it. If you’re looking to help someone, there are always needs surrounding us.

Matthew 26:10 (NLT) “But Jesus, aware of this, replied, “Why criticize this woman for doing such a good thing to me?”Mark 3:4 (NLT) “Then he turned to his critics and asked, “Does the law permit good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing evil? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?” But they wouldn’t answer him.”

If you want to find happiness, look for the good. If you want to find discontentment, look for the bad. It’s all around us. The choice is up to us every day – what will we focus on? What will we find?

What’s it like when everything around you is going downhill, fast? What’s it like to live in a country that has turned its back on God?

I think of Noah and his family. He is surrounded by wickedness, evil, and corruption. Yet when the Bible mentions Noah, he’s described as “a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God (Genesis 6:9).” In the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, a man stood out. Noah found grace where it could not be found. He found grace in an ungracious world.

Jesus taught us that just before His return, the days on earth would mirror the days of Noah very similarly.

Matthew 24:36–39 (NLT) “”However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.”

What were the days of Noah like?

  1. Increasing population.
  2. Increasing abnormal sexual perversion.
  3. Increasing diminishing of marriage & God’s ideal for sexual relations.
  4. Increasing wicked and corrupt minds imagining sin.
  5. Increasing violence and evil activities.

What are our days like? They sound very familiar.

2 Timothy 3:1–5 (NLT) “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!”

Living in the days you are, what are you looking for? If you’re looking for things to worry about, you will find them. If you’re looking for something to complain about, you’ll find it. If you’re looking for things to condemn, there are plenty. If you want to live your life as an angry, critical, bitter person, you can do that. However, if you’re looking for grace in the ungraciousness of it all, you’ll find that too!  God can single you out to use you in extraordinary ways.

Friend, no one is more righteous than Jesus. No one is more gracious than Jesus. No one is more tenderhearted than Jesus. No one is more long-suffering than Jesus. No one is more forgiving than our great and merciful God. You will find grace right there in Him! But really, His grace finds you!

2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV) “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.”

Look for grace so that it can be said that you found grace in the eyes of God.

What will you find today? What are you looking for? God is waiting to show Himself strong on your behalf! He’s waiting to lavish His grace upon you if only you would look to Him. So look up, my friend, the King of Glory is waiting to meet you at the crossroads of the complex world you live in! #BeTheChurch

Look for grace so that it can be said that you, too, found grace in the eyes of God.

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