Well Louis Armstrong, your song makes me cry every time. Especially when I find myself rocking a child to sleep singing it, humming it while walking down the street, or watching my children as they play. But Louis, your wrong, sort of. This world is wonderful, God's creation magnifies his name in every giggle of a child, every song of a sparrow and every crash of thunder, but ultimately this world isn't even close to the one that God intended. Marred with sin, it doesn't even resemble the Garden of Eden or the coming creation God has planned.
Why then do we find ourselves waiting in this less than perfect creation? Ultimately it's because it's part of God's plan and we know it will work out for His good and glory. Therefore while we're here we need to bless the Lord and thank him for the amazing creation that is our world, and especially thank him for that which is to come. It's so easy to get caught up in the negatives of our situations that we often forget every bit of our lives is orchestrated by God's sovereign hand. I am so thankful for that! God has everything under control, every aspect of my life and my family's lives. No matter how bad we think things are God promises if we're his children it will ultimately work out for good.
Our world may be filled with sufferings but it wasn't always that way, and one day it will cease to be that way.
18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.