As I have mentioned before, I am a strong believer in the undeniable power of prayer. My reliance on Christ and His promise of grace is oftentimes the sole reason I am able to wake up & take on the day ahead.
Within the past year, and specifically within the past few months, tragedy has continuously struck the lives of those around us. Headline after headline- innocent lives have been taken. Innocent lives have been affected. Innocent lives have been forever changed. In a world that has been so spectacularly created and advanced, why are we facing so much trauma, so much sadness, & so much hurt?
We continuously ask why?
I have recently come to the realization that the reason why is simple. The real question we should be facing is why we choose to take such outstanding measures into our own hands? Why choose to do this when Christ is in a state of ultimate control?
// Leave it all in the hands that were wounded for you – Elizabeth Elliot //
Today I pray for my community. I pray for my country. I pray for my world.
Because today, it is needed the most.
I pray that each of us find the courage to surrender, giving up our power & pride, believing that control is in the ultimate hands of power, and that no others can compare to Him.
I believe that if we do this, we will find the light & the hope that we all so desperately desire.
// For there is a reason hope is so often connected with light. And, just like light, hope will not bow to the darkness. It is always there- like a bonfire, like a candle, like a streetlight, like light under the door, like the moon and the stars, like a shadow- even if sometimes it takes time to see it //
I pray today that we find the light.