What is happening in our nation? It seems like every day there is a new crisis! Fear easily creeps in and steals our thoughts and emotions during times of change and unrest. We are seeing crisis on a national scale and the ripples of anger, frustration, exasperation have touched every single person in one way or another.
How do you respond? Do you engage in the bantering and taking on of political cause as a reactionary response to it all? Maybe. Perhaps that needs to be done.
Do you panic because you feel like your world is crumbling around you and fear is gripping your heart? Or it could be that anger is consuming your mind.
Our responses/reaction are based on what we choose to see. So…
What do you see?
We’ve had time to get over our initial reactions, but now can you step back, look at our nation through different eyes and see beyond the surface? Instead of the foul banter that is bubbling up on the surface, what is happening at the core, the source?
I encourage you to refrain from acting out of initial emotion. Knee-jerk responses are never right. But when you step back and look deeper, what do you notice?
This week, I watched, prayed, and was overcome by what I saw. Like a wildfire that blazes through land and destroys everything in it’s path, our nation seems to be reeling from fires in every direction and I don’t think we are quite finished. Yet the beauty of wildfires is that they have a purpose: fires PURGE.
We are being purged, yet the aftermath is beauty and NEW LIFE.
What do I see? I see NEW LIFE.
I am filled with praise right now! Praise!
- I see hearts moved to compassion.
- I see people uniting.
- I see our country being shaken – and it’s good.
- I see people falling to their knees in prayer.
- I see people changing their perspective and looking to the Lord.
- I see people waking up and doing what’s right.
- I see people throwing off the deception of lies.
- I see people breaking chains of destructive thinking.
- I see the goodness of God in the land of the living!
- I see God on His throne.
- I see fields ready for harvest!
- I see healing.
- I see a time of OPPORTUNITY!
Do not fear! Embrace these days. Lift your voice in praise. Doors are open for new relationships, for healing, for loving. Stay focused on the new life that is pushing up through the ashes. As the Lord covers you in His love, share His love and reach out to others that are hurting. It is time to share the true love of the true God!