My heart is breaking. It’s such a cliché but some how true. Although, gripped may be more accurate. We can look on the world around us and see such darkness that we just don’t know what to feel or how to respond.
How do we react to political posturing among our leaders? How do we respond to the tragedies that are daily in our news feed? What should we do about the continuous moral decline, this emotionally bankrupt generation and the compromising of our faith? At the moment I feel manipulated by the media and their choice of stories and yet I’m hungering to know what is happening – and part of me is waiting for the next big crisis to be displayed in all its horror. My heart is gripped in anticipation – daring the world to get worse.
And yet… and yet, in my mind’s eye I see wonder – in my spirit I live in hope. I live with the knowledge that my Jesus has conquered death, conquered sin, conquered fear. My God is compassionate and gracious – and so far greater than any political, religious or spiritual power that the Bible tells us He laughs at those who set themselves up against Him. And the best news is He is not simply my God, created in my image according to my understanding and expectations – no! He created me in His image, He has made me His child. Every battle I think I face is His battle. Everything belongs to Him. He chooses to reveal His thoughts and plans and His very nature to us.
What an amazing God we serve. I will fix my eyes on Him and keep praying.
Your Kingdom come, Lord and Your Will be done! Lord, we need some Heaven here on earth!