Trying to Fix the World’s Problems?

Trying to Fix the World’s Problems?

From my post about modesty that I wrote the other day, I have learned that some today think that women dressing immodestly is trivial compared to nations being bombed, corrupt governments, access to health care, education, human rights, and poverty so I shouldn’t worry about these things I write about. There are so many more important things in the world to worry about, they tell me. So what if women want to run around naked, or be preachers, or have careers and leave their children in the care of strangers to raise. There are much bigger issues we should be dealing with!

Tell me, how are they going to solve the issues they are so concerned about? Now I see why many today are so miserable and unable to have happy lives. There is no way they are going to solve nations from being bombed, stop corrupt governments, fix all access to health care, education, human rights, and poverty. ALL of these are completely out of our control and God doesn’t ask us to solve any of them!

There will always be nations at war with each other. Health care, education, and human rights are not God-given rights as long as we live on this sin-infested planet since this isn’t our home. We are promised persecution if we believe in Him. Yes, we speak out and do what we can for all those who have no voice like the millions of babies who are being killed in their mothers’ wombs each year, the fatherless, and the children who are being sold into sex-trafficking but these will continue to happen as long as there are evil people and sin in this world. As sexual immorality and the breakdown of the family increase, so will evil and the consequences of it.

Jesus said that we will always have the poor among us. Yes, we help those we can but we can’t fix poverty or any of the world’s problems. We aren’t asked to do so. Even if we could possibly solve all of these issues, it would be meaningless in the end since this world and everything in it will one day be burned up. All those who refuse to believe in Christ and live in rebellion to Him will spend eternity in a horrific place called hell. This should concern us more than anything else! People need Jesus.

Sadly, many people today don’t seem to have a problem with sexual immorality. It’s low on their totem pole of the world’s problems. I guess they have never read Romans 1 and the progression of sin in people’s lives. It begins with people not glorifying God and being unthankful, then ends with all types of sexual perversions.

Do you remember why Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed? Yes, sexual sin leads to many more sins that destroy nations so I would never take immodesty lightly since God doesn’t. As President John Adams said, “The Jews, the Greeks, the Romans, the Swiss, the Dutch, all lost their public spirit, their Republican principles and habits and their Republican forms of government when they lost the modesty and domestic virtues of their women.”

As long as we live on this earth, wars, poverty, human rights, and other sufferings will continue but God doesn’t ask us to fix the world’s problems or even worry about them. He wants us to believe in Him, live in obedience to His Word, love Him, and love all those around us by serving and being generous with them.

When the Apostle Paul was giving instructions about women’s roles in the church and in marriage, he lived in an evil culture but when women live as they are called to live, they have a huge impact on all those around them. This is what this world needs more than anything else; Christians who walk according to God’s way so they can see Jesus living in and through them.

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Peter 3:4

14 thoughts on “Trying to Fix the World’s Problems?

  1. Very well said Lori! I completely agree! We can’t change the world…but we can change our behavior in it! 🙂

    I recently posted on my blog and mentioned that I don’t understand what man would want to marry a feminist as she doesn’t desire to serve him and actually wants to be the leader of the home. That is *all* I said….and I was accused of being judgmental. It hurts to have people accuse you of being unloving when that isn’t the case. People are often afraid to call sin “sin”. I’m glad that you speak up as you do and that the Lord has given you such a thick skin! 🙂 I appreciate your posts!

    1. One must develop a thick skin if they are going to be teaching godly womanhood in today’s culture, Katy. Do you follow me on Facebook? I wrote a handwritten post about handling critical and mean words thrown against us. Put on the shield of faith and let those words “ping” off of the shield and go straight up to God. He will handle those who are against us and His ways. We don’t have to worry about it!

      1. Thank you Lori. I am always just nervous that I misspoke/wrote and actually dishonored the Lord in some way when someone opposes me. I am not on facebook…however, I did read your post you put on instagram about “pinging”! 🙂

  2. Yes, like Katy commented, “Well said.” I would add a hearty AMEN, too!! That was quite a sobering quote by former president, John Adams as well. Appreciated this post so very much. Thanks.🙂

  3. Women, when they are following God’s ways, have a HUGE impact on changing the world. What better way to influence the world around us than to raise up a godly next generation? We can’t change the godless people around us, but we can do our part to not add more heathens into the mix by taking our child rearing responsibilities very seriously and working as unto the Lord’s standards and not men’s.

  4. Thank you Lori for your faithfulness to share Biblical truth. I know you are not doing this to receive praises from people but you are being obedient to God’s Word. Just ignore those whiny people who complain about what you write.

  5. Wonderful post, thank you. These women who are “more concerned” about the “bigger issues” are actually working against those issues by not caring enough about the ones they truly have power over. They are actually taking away all of their power to affect the world by denying the importance of the things God has asked us to do. When women en masse start taking their God-given role in the word seriously that will do more to change mens’ hearts and actions than harping about things we have no power over.

  6. As I was continuing to think on this post I was reminded of the Karate Kid. A boy asks a martial arts expert Mr. Miyagi to help him learn to defend himself. Mr. Miyagi has the boy paint the fence and wash his car and clean his floor. The kid gets upset because he thinks Mr. Miyagi is just trying to make a slave of him. In the end we learn that all the “slaving” Mr. Miyagi has asked him to do was actually training the kid to be a great defender. I feel like we as women are the karate kid thinking that we are “too good” for unimportant tasks and do not realize that God has us in training to be great defenders His Word.

    So many of us miss out. We say, “we’re not going to be slaves” and we leave not realizing that not only are we hurting ourselves but we are hurting our whole realm by refusing to submit to God.

  7. No, we can’t solve all of the world’s problems. But we can do our part, and teach our children to do their part in loving, sharing, and being kind. Every weekend my children and I bake a huge batch of muffins to give to the local charity who supplies school lunches to those children who need them. In this way, we are helping kids learn – because kids can’t learn on an empty tummy. Children getting an education is one of the most important steps to fight against their future poverty. We also volunteer at a local charity that supports refugees – we help them learn English and how to assimilate into our country and just generally be friends with them. By doing these things, my children are learning to be grateful for what we have, because there are so many people who are way worse off than us, and they are learning that the love of Jesus is about helping those less fortunate, and doing what we can to make the world a better place. They are learning to be kind and giving, and they are learning to serve others.

    It is very easy to do our part in helping to make the world a little bit of a better place. Even though we can’t do very much, if we each do a little bit, it makes a big difference.

    1. If all of us did this and ‘took care of our own backyard’ – the whole world would be a better place. Thank you for teaching your children these things.

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