No matter the situation you are in, it could always be worse. You may be low on money, but you aren’t bankrupt. If you may be living on rice and beans, but you aren’t truly hungry. To every bad thing going on, there is a silver lining, and it’s the silver lining that gives us hope.
It Could Always Be Worse
In 2015, I had the opportunity to serve the people of Nicaragua while on a missions trip with Brock Gill.
Instead of packing our suitcases with clothes, we packed them with over 400 bibles to give away.
While we were at Nicaragua, we visited prisons, orphanages, hospitals, and even city dumps where families made homes out of scrap metal and trash.
As I’m writing and pondering everything that happened while there, I truly do find myself at a loss for words. I find myself considering all of the things I entertain myself with, yet so many Nicaraguans live each day hopping on dump trucks to rummage through the trash, piling bags of what they hope to be salvageable and sell it for a nickel.
Isn’t it so easy to get wrapped up in our own world that we hurt over the smallest things? Yet, somewhere else in the world, someone is fighting to survive.
Our hurts are real, and they are a big deal to us. I don’t want you to compare your life to another’s life, but always remember, whatever situation you are in, it could always be worse.
With that, I hope to encourage you to continue to Chase the Life You Love.