There’s been a lot of grief and sorrow in the world recently and as a result, on social media. With it has come heightened emotions, spitting words, domineering opinions and confusion. It’s left me speechless, unsure of what to say, not wanting to fill the world with more words without action.

Sin sucks. Satan, it really seems like you’re winning most days, doesn’t it? I can only imagine the glee on your face when you see people, made after God’s own image, self destructing all by themselves. It breaks my heart because we’ve been given peace and freedom and victory, and yet, when not taken, we get tangled in the snarls of brokenness and sin and the consequences are devastating. And I hate it. I’m in the snarls too. And I want out.

Lord, I feel like the waves of fear and grief just keep striking. Lives are lost and those are lives of children You’ve loved, children You’ve died for. Oh how Your heart must be breaking too as a Father.

I don’t get it. I don’t know what’s next. I can’t keep reading the rage, the hate, the bitterness. Lord, we simply need more of You. We need You, Jesus, to redirect our hearts, our hope, and our minds. Lord, thank you for being there for us, even when we aren’t even close to understanding. Thank you for knowing about these tragedies so far in advance that You came to offer us something to maintain our hope and promise us ultimate victory in this broken world. That is what I cling to.

“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lordbe strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (Psalm 27:13-14 – ESV)