I am overwhelmed with the needs of families in our community, and how it plays out in their teenagers lives. It’s the old feeling of fighting the oncoming flood with nothing more than an umbrella. I feel outmatched, out powered, under equipped, and under resourced. So, I want to turn away from it.
There is so much brokenness, abuse, hurt, anger, hatred, and dispair in people. I’ve had six suicide threats in the last three weeks. What can I do? What can we do? We’re just a church, how can we fix all of society?
Honestly, that’s how I feel. That’s what I think.
But even as I write this, I am reminded that the battle isn’t against other people. It’s against powers and spirits and Satan’s forces. It is. They are the ones that need beaten back. People need rescued. I can’t heal them. But I can fight for them. So, today, I am praying for God to give me the pieces of the Plan that He has. I’m going to seek for them even more this week. What will it hold? I don’t know. But He does. That’s more than enough.
Pray with me. Pray for the families in our town. Pray for other people to be drawn to His plan. I know there are already dozens working it out. I just need to figure out my role. You need to figure out yours. He is the one who has to solve the problems. We just have to follow.