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 Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (Psalm 27:13-14 – ESV)
One thought on “brokeness.”
I had a tattoo appointment yesterday and my tattoo artist said something super profound. At the time I didn’t think much of it but it’s stuck with me all day.
The world is no worse than it ever was, we just have access to the information.
It made so much sense. Before social media and cell phones, we had the news, and unless something was REALLY bad, we didn’t hear about it. Especially if it wasn’t local. He talked about how his grandmother had two siblings drown when they were very little on the farm, he talked about all the things back before our time that people just never knew about, or talked about.
Social media has given us immediate access to the evil in the world. We have to choose to continue to be the positive voice and pray for those affected by tragedy.