Out With The Old, In With The New

Have any of you ever stopped to think about how much this world has changed since you were a little kid? I have, and I’ve been thinking about it more and more these days.

I realize that when I was little, the world didn’t seem to have many problems. I knew there was still bad stuff in the world and not good things going on, but when I look back, it seems like it wasn’t nearly as bad as it is now.

I feel like just about every day there’s something I hear that’s happening in the world, or how people are acting, that honestly makes me feel sick. There is such evil in this world, so much darkness. So much hate, pain, and suffering (this isn’t a Star Wars reference, I’m being real here).

People in this world are unsatisfied with what they have and are always seeking more and more, hoping that the new big thing will fill that void, but it won’t. It’s just a circle we keep spinning around in.

I miss the old days. When people seemed more pleasant and life seemed better. It saddens me to realize that things are only going to get worse (before it gets better). But together, we can help make this world what it used to be. You all have a Light inside you. A Light that is just begging to shine for all the world to see. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.” ~Matthew 5:16

I’m gonna be honest here, lately I’ve been feeling blah and depressed. I didn’t know why until yesterday. I realize I’m not satisfied. I want more. I’m becoming bored with the same thing I’m doing each day. But you know what? Doing new things isn’t going to completely satisfy me (though it’s great to do new things). The only thing that can truly satisfy me is the love and joy I have in Christ Jesus. He is our satisfaction. We have eternal joy in him. It’s not something we have to ask Him for when we need it, we already have it inside us. We just need to dig deep inside ourselves and allowΒ it to come out.

I challenge you (me included) to be full of joy this week. Shine the Light of God to those around you that they may see something special, something different about you. That spark of joy that others long for. We are God’s children, and don’t children love to brag about their parents? Then how much more so should we be boasting in The Lord!

We can make a change in this world. Be joyful, be kind, be courageous. It’ll be contagious. In with the old, out with the new πŸ˜‰


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16 thoughts on “Out With The Old, In With The New”

  1. This is so true, Jaclynn. The world (especially right now) is a very dark place. The things that have been going on are so scary and sad. The quote that really helps me is “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
    Thank you for posting and for the reminder to shine God’s light.

    ~Grace <3

    1. You’re welcome, Grace! And thank you, too! πŸ™‚
      It is very scary. Sometimes I get scared to be out shopping, but I tell myself that God will protect me and He has a plan for my life, so that helps me to get through it πŸ™‚
      I love that quote! I wish I had remembered it for this post πŸ˜‰

    2. I’ve been thinking about the same things lately, and I feel the same way you do too. :/ so many awful things happening. Great post!

  2. Wow, this is soooo true!! When I hear stories from my grandma times back then were so different. It is very scary for me sometimes to be outside,but I think of this song “we are not alone” and it makes me feel better.

    1. Yeah, it’s even crazy just to watch some old shows – how people so many years ago didn’t even used to lock their doors! And they felt comfortable to have their kids roaming all over town. It’s just crazy.
      I feel worried to go outside, too. I just try to remember that God is watching over me and it makes me feel better, like that song does for you πŸ™‚

  3. I’ve been feeling the same way lately. Especially with the 2016 presidential election and everything. My hope is that all the yucky stuff means that Jesus is coming back soon – really, really soon. πŸ™‚


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