I am so sick and tired of this “pray for _____” culture that we are in, that we are getting accustomed to or have gotten accustom to. I am so tired of the “blacklivesmatters” slogan and hashtags that we have become so familiar with in our culture. I am just tired!
None of these tragedies have hit close home to me, so I will be completely arrogant to pretend I feel or understand the pain of the black students on various campuses who are being threatened. It will be the biggest lie to pretend I know the magnitude of the pain the city of Paris is feeling, and more importantly, how families and friends are feeling over losing “their person” in a tragedy like that.
So from the outside looking in, from very far away, I feel tired and hopeless and I am struggling to see God in this. I know God isn’t literally IN THIS, as this is caused by the enemy, but I am struggling on how to tell someone or post on IG, “pray for Paris” when I wouldn’t be able to speak any words to anyone or cry out to God on behalf of anyone, and tell them God is good, that God is comfort.
How do I tell my brothers and sisters fighting to get their degrees, piling up student loans, all the whiles receiving death threats for being black, that God is here with you, that I’m praying for you?.
What if they ask, “what exactly are you praying for?”
What if Paris asks, “what exactly are you praying for?
I’m not sure what I would say, I’m not sure if anything needs to be said.
All I can think of in these moments are, there better be a God and He better be justice and He better make all things a new. Because for myself and many others around the world, our hope is built on nothing else, but Jesus Christ.
I just pray for God’s kingdom to come and may we all find solace in His return soon!
so much love