I am not about to get on either side of whatever line you or our nation is standing at this morning.
This morning I am batting what I think most of us are - the force that got us to this place in the beginning - this morning I am battling the devil. The devil’s lies. The lies that say “stay inside, live in fear, fear, fear, fear, fear, fear.”
Then across my pandora I hear Matt Maher’s voice singing:
Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me
Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
Oh Heavenly Father,
I will not project my beliefs onto others this morning by making a public outcry in regards to our nation needing you, but I will say I need you. I need you, Lord, more than anything of this world. I need you. I need your hope. I need your peace. I need your Holy Spirit to fill me with peace, understanding and love in the midst of the violence in my nation, my state, the city I used to call home.
I know, Lord, that I should probably not challenge you, so forgive my directness, but PLEASE HELP US FIX THIS MESS LORD! Please.
Please give me the strength, the wisdom and the peace (without fear) to do my part in this world. Please Lord allow my legacy to impact the generations after me in a positive way.
Please Lord, help us all to realize the devil’s role in this - his promotion of fear for fear is the key to all of this. Help me to release the fear to You, Lord.
In Your Amazing Son’s Name