Sunday, June 12, 2016

in the dark

"Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret - it leads only to evil. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land." Psalm 37:7

Have you ever woke up in the morning, only to discover you are still in the dark?  Such was the case for me today. News of the senseless, horrific massacre in Orlando sent a numbing chill throughout my body.  Why? Why? Why??  There is no way to understand, explain or comprehend the acts of a terribly unstable and lost soul.  My human side wants to scream out curses on him... my faith side whispers to pray for him.  
Sometimes like now, doing what's right is difficult... and only possible with God. Left on my own, my words and actions might spew as much venom as the assailant.  At times like this, we feel God must be absent, yet i am reminded by past experiences, it is only by His love, grace and mercy we are sustained and can move beyond tragedies.
Come, Lord Jesus, we are in great need of You.  Wrap your loving Arms around the hurting, crushed in heart and spirit.  Bring comfort, healing and strength to Your children.  And for the evil doers, i pray their hearts of stone crumble, and open to Your Truth and Way.  Only through You can peace prevail.

Praying for you, our sisters and brothers, in Orlando.

friend, we are ALL loved and chosen by God,

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