Anxiety weighs down the heart,
but a kind word cheers it up.
If anything characterizes this post-modern society is anxiety. The ambiguity and relativism of post-modern thought has rendered the once stable and solid moral foundations useless for a generation adopting every whim of fashion trying to find something that would help them to achieve peace and security. Economic difficulties, the global financial crisis, the rise in crime, increased corruption, the increase of hard to cure diseases, war, terrorism without borders or control, catastrophic events of nature, the inability of governments to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of citizens, etc., all contribute without distinction of race, sex, age, nationality or origin to making human beings feel trapped in a dead-end where no one can help them. This situation will not improve until the Lord Jesus returns for His people. Meanwhile, we the children of God, we must assume our responsibility as a channel of blessing to those who have no one to represent them or simply do not know who is the only one who can give them a solution.
Are you prepared to be the salt of the earth? Have you done anything to confirm that you are the light of the world? Have you been able to show God’s love toward your neighbor? When was the last time you offered a word of hope to someone who felt overwhelmed by anxiety? Have you let the Lord use you as an instrument of peace and blessing? There are many opportunities available to us every day to help others overcome the grieving anxiety. Oftentimes all that is required is a kind word of hope and encouragement that comes from a sincere and committed heart to perform our job as ambassadors of the kingdom of God. Ask God to open your eyes so you can see the enormous amount of opportunities that exist around you to serve him. Holding his loving hand you can be an efficient instrument of blessing. To God alone be the glory!