Living in denial about a serious illness, broken relationship or the current disarray in our nation is never healthy or helpful. You’ve got to see life realistically. But seeing things realistically doesn’t mean just focussing on the pain, brokenness and sin. It also means seeing how Jesus is already at work in the pain, brokenness and sin unleashing grace all over the place. That’s why one of the most valuable things you can do today is to practice seeing through all the pain, brokenness and sin so that you can see Jesus’ healing, forgiveness and new life that is evident all around you. And when you do, you’ll be amazed how what you see fills you with so much hope, joy and gratitude that it spills over into the lives of those around you.