There is so much pain in this world, and sometimes I feel so cold and uncaring. There are times that when I hear of horrible events, I zone out. Like I’m disconnecting from reality. It hurts too much to think about it.
Like when I heard this past week on the local news that a 14-year-old girl was raped, my mind struggles to grasp it. Bouncing from dropping off to an unfeeling zone and pouring out a heart-ripping cry to God for her. My mind starts racing further and worrying about all those children and adults who are suffering silently and don’t have someone safe to tell or the courage to come forward. Or those who are in the bonds of human trafficking. And I ask – Why God? Can’t You stop all this evil in this world? The weight becomes unbearable, and it’s like my mind disassociates and goes to a dead zone where I can’t feel. It’s just too much to think about all this happening to anyone.
Then the next day we hear of the terrorist attack on Paris. God, when will all this violence stop? Please help!
When I finally opened my site’s dashboard to attempt another post, there were more spam comments. A majority of them lately have the word “porn” in the address, and I want to scream and run. And again I start worrying about all those who are being used and abused by those who make evil choices. All this pressure on my mind feels like it will erupt, so my mind takes me to a place of not feeling again. God, forgive me for feeling so cold and indifferent sometimes instead of immediately bringing it to You!
I know God has a purpose in everything, but it can be so hard to see the good in it sometimes, can’t it? He doesn’t send abusers and terrorists to anyone. We all have choices on whether to choose good or evil. It pains me to think of anyone having to suffer for someone’s evil choice. I can’t even fathom how much God must ache for humanity. Only He can bear the weight of it all.
As I write, I think of the serenity prayer I so often have to pray when I feel so helpless to change what’s happening with those around me or in this world. “God, grant me to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” But now I’m thinking – Oh God, I can’t accept the pain some people are enduring, but I will accept that You are a BIG GOD and nothing is impossible for You. I will accept that there are many things I cannot change, and You have all things under control. You are still on the throne. Rise, help, and redeem us, O Lord! Do not forget the helpless! We rely on You, Lord. Please help!
Are you one of those hurting ones? Is your heart bowed down in pain? Remember Jesus cares about those who are hurting. He cries with you. He doesn’t want you to hurt. May He bring healing to your broken heart!
“Rise up! Help us!
Redeem us because of Your faithful love.”
And looking at them Jesus said to them,
“With people this is impossible,
but with God all things are possible.”
“Arise, Lord! Lift up Your hand, O God.
Do not forget the helpless.”
“Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said,
“Lord, there is no one like You to help the powerless against the mighty.
Help us, Lord our God, for we rely on You,
and in Your name we have come against this vast army.
Lord, You are our God;
do not let mere mortals prevail against You.”
2 Chronicles 14:11
“Give Me Your Eyes”
by Brandon Heath
“Give me Your eyes for just one second
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me Your love for humanity
Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me Your eyes so I can see.”
There is no one like You, Almighty God,
Who can help the powerless against the mighty.
Your love is faithful! Please rise, help, and redeem us!
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