Circassian walnut

If you focus solely on all the need and suffering that is before you, you will soon find yourself groaning and lamenting like the Israelites in the desert. Remember, God in his great mercy gave us a new birth, “into a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Pet. 1:3). That is the greatest event that has ever happened – the resurrection – and the living hope within our hearts is its consequence. With this hope, everything puts on a different appearance, and we can confidently proclaim God’s works and deeds.

If you are observant, you can always find traces of God at work.