Abba, how do we navigate these raging times of explosive racial conflict? I am certain this is not Your will. I am certain Your will is peace. I am certain You uniquely love us all whatever our color. You see hearts. You see motives. You see it all. You know it all; when horrendous things happen we only see what the Media wants us to see. We read what Journalists write; some we trust, some we don’t. This great darkness of men’s minds and souls alarms me. Common sense, even a hint of reason in many of the voices I hear, seems rare to me. I see a dearth of an ability to even look at facts and assimilate them into a working knowledge; even highly education people. The blindness to truth is epidemic; but You said it would be this way.
40 He has blinded their eyes and hardened and benumbed their [callous, degenerated] hearts [He has made their minds dull], to keep them from seeing with their eyes and understanding with their hearts and minds and repenting and turning to Me to heal them.
That people would call good, bad and bad, good. (Isaiah 5:20) I am so sorry. It hurts so much. I don’t want it to be this way. How can I help? Your wisdom is sorely needed, Abba, and You promised You would give to any who would ask. You said 5 Now if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all generously and without reproach; and it will be given to him. I am asking, Abba. I need Your wisdom. We are a needy people. Some of our streets are war zones, the atmosphere is filled with illogical thinking and sensationalism; some are obsessed with media attention. If only we as a people could be obsessed with pleasing You rather than craving the spotlight of the world. I am sick with what is happening when I know it is so needless, so unnecessary. We have messed up Your world beyond recognition, haven’t we? And people You love so much have refused You; some are still spitting in Your Face and yet You love them. Adonai, You are good and gracious and kind beyond any words I have. Please come and restore order to this world. Please come and grace us with Your gift of conviction and repentance. Please revive Your People, move us to conduct ourselves like Jesus. Bring a hunger and an insatiable thirst to Your people for Your Word. Cause us to pour over Your Word until it flows from us as a healing fountain to all caught in these unholy conflicts. I pray we will be wise as serpents and harmless as doves; I pray You will make Your People a bold voice of reason and truth, always in love but never coddling. I pray we will be neither offensive in conduct or apologetic when Your Word does offend; for surely Your Word will offend when the hearer chooses to disbelieve You. I pray for mercy. I ask You to grant grace and space to repent for all of us in the Mighty and Holy Name of Jesus. Amen
Homes of Prayer – – –
NO SIN GOES UNPUNISHED.
EITHER WE BEAR IT OR JESUS DOES FOR US; AND WE GET TO CHOOSE WHO DOES THE BEARING.