I had to stay away from television news and social media this week. The images on the screen were like something out of a horrible movie.
My heart is grieved over the state of our nation. There are so many things wrong right now, and there are no easy solutions.
What can I do? I can walk after the flesh and respond incorrectly. I can choose to get angry and cast blame. I can choose to be defensive. I can choose to close my eyes and ears. But I am not going to choose to do those things.
Instead, I am choosing to walk after the Spirit and pray. For right now, that is best way for me to make a difference.
I am praying for those who are hurting, for those who are helpless, and for those who are unheard. I am praying for those who are angry, for those who are bitter, and for those experiencing loss. I am praying for our nation?s leaders and those whose voices are the loudest.
Above all else, I am asking God to soften my heart, to give me understanding and wisdom, and to help me to show His love in the midst of the chaos.