It has been a crazy, heartbreaking, emotion-filled week. There is so much hurt, pain, anger, and brokenness in our country and world at this time. Not only is there a virus taking countless lives each and every day for the past number of months, but there have also been numerous violations of human value as well.
My heart breaks, mourns, and is frustrated by all that is going on in our world. Honestly, there are times of great despair and times of great hope. The pendulum of my own feelings is swinging constantly.
2 O LORD, how long shall I cry for help,Habakkuk 1:2–4 (ESV)
and you will not hear?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
and you will not save?
3 Why do you make me see iniquity,
and why do you idly look at wrong?
Destruction and violence are before me;
strife and contention arise.
4 So the law is paralyzed,
and justice never goes forth.
For the wicked surround the righteous;
so justice goes forth perverted.
From main stream to social media, there are many voices vying for our attention. Honestly, I am not always sure who to believe, what to believe and when to just turn it all off. But one thing I know, dialogue and conversation is needed.
That is why I loved listening in to a conversation a friend and an acquaintance had earlier this week. They were kind enough to record it and share it. I encourage you to listen in on An Imperfect Conversation about Racism, Injustice, and Jesus.
Listen, learn, mourn, weep, be stirred to compassion with wisdom. In all the chaos, confusion, and noise there are many good conversations being had and voices needing to be heard. But I challenge you to ensure that God’s voice is the most influential and heard voice in all the noise. Make sure you are spending time in God’s Word, hearing from Him and listening to His heart in all of this.
Enjoy the conversation, I’d love to hear your thoughts and responses, and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!