I have been silent for longer than I intended. Words, so many words have tumbled through my mind like clothes in a dryer. Too many words have remained stuck inside. Pain deep in my gut for people I love; my friends, my family and my country. At times even pain over things within myself has come to the surface.
Amidst this time where the true nature of our world has surfaced… Where we finally see how crazy and bonkers things have been below the surface, hidden deep inside, revealing too many dark secrets from the depravity of sin… So much beauty has come forth. Healing is painful yet so breathtakingly beautiful. I would like to think that some of the turmoil we see is a nation beginning to heal.
It has been hope that has carried me during this time. I have learned that it is okay to not have the right words. It is good to have moments of silent reflection followed by breaking out in worship, because words and the feelings behind them become pointless when the nation is up in flames and no one wants to listen.
When words fail you. When pain runs deep. When healing needs to take place. When you need a miracle. When you stand before a giant. When everything is going up in flames. When life is good. When laughter comes from deep wells.
Worship through it all.
I was travelling to visit a friend this past week. During my drive I travelled through 3 different states. The lush green land slowly faded to a parched but beautiful brown. As I travelled I prayed for every soul.
My heart became so overwhelmed with love for my country. I wept. My beautiful nation is in so much turmoil and people are seeing the strife surface in more visible ways. What has been hidden is coming to light. Too many dark, broken and desperate hearts to keep count, yet I have wept and wanted you to know your incredible value.
America, my great country, aren’t you weary and tired? I know there are sorrowing people scattered in the millions. Do you know how much you are loved? ALL of you are loved.
Can we quiet ourselves for once and join hands once again? Will you join me? Can I help pray for a need you may have?
Jesus. He made a way to rest. His joy is waiting for you, today and the next day. Life can be much different. We can choose different; the good different; the holy-change-transform-restore your life different! Because… JESUS.
HE is your joy. Rest will be found with Him. ❤️ Jeremiah 31:25
Humanity has been seeking, racing, and fighting for justice and liberty since the fall of man. We were created to be free. We were created from victory. Yet, we see continuously from our past and our present the rise and fall of humankind. Horrible injustices and enslavement of precious people have occured and continue to reveal themselves.
Humanity attempts to figure out freedom without a true knowledge of the foundation needed to create lasting change. America at it’s birth acknowledged the need for their foundation to be centered on God yet we see a history full of so much sin… So much pain and hatred.
What we are currently seeing is another sifting. Many cry out for justice and liberty yet have no idea how to attain it. Many are acting on the longing and the desire to be restored to our God given design yet without Him their ways of attaining it are misguided. It is hard to watch people in so much pain! Yet if we could come together and humble ourselves before God, He would heal each of us.
The issue of racism comes from the evil in our hearts. It must be uprooted and dealt with. This is going to take more than just conversations and social media posts. It is going to take repentance and a complete heart change moving forward. Before we can ever come together we must come to God.
HE is the only one capable of bringing liberty and justice for all. The cross and empty grave reveal this victory has already been established. America has only to kneel before Him and turn from their wickedness. The government will never be able to give the people what they truly need. Systems will fail and people will continue to perish. With God we can all come together, unified, helping one another to thrive while allowing every voice to open in unified expressions of love.
Jesus is the only one that fulfilled and continues to fulfill our hearts cry for liberty and justice for ALL.