How to Stay Positive in a Negative World
Often, it seems like each side in politics is just tearing the other one up, and talk show hosts only present the worst-case scenarios. We live in a fallen world in which we are constantly bombarded with negativity. Add to that natural life—where people experience sickness and relationship problems—and there is a pressure in this world that if you were to allow it, it would totally defeat you.
In Scripture, Jesus talked about end times. He said wars and suffering would increase (Matt. 24:6–7, Mark 13:7, and Luke 21:9), and people would cry out for “peace and safety” (1 Thess. 5:3), but instead there would be earthquakes and other terrible things happening. In Matthew 24:10–12, Jesus says:
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.This is an amazing statement. Jesus is saying that because of what’s going on around us, “the love of many shall wax cold.” The word wax is significant. It goes back to the way candles used to be made. They would take a wick and dip it in hot wax, then lift it up and keep it out for a short time. That wax would instantly cool off and form a little layer on the wick.
Regardless of what’s going on in the world, you can stay positive. But I guarantee you it’s not going to happen without effort. I believe it’s absolutely crucial that you make a deliberate attempt to stay positive!
How To Stay Positive In A Negative World
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