As Americans it is extremely easy to forget about the pain and suffering that most of the world is experiencing. The following article was helpful for me to regain a more balanced perspective on the state of the world.
"That our idea of God correspond as nearly as possible to the true being of God is of immense importance to us. Compared with our actual thoughts about Him, our creedal statements are of little consequence. Our real idea of God may lie buried under the rubbish of conventional religious notions and may require an intelligent and vigorous search before it is finally unearthed and exposed for what it is." --A.W. Tozer