What have my eyes seen, what has broken one’s heart yet opened it at the very same time?
Abuse, Neglect, Violence, Poverty, Illness, Oppression
What has the Lord allowed?
Rape, molestation, abuse, violence, discrimination, sickness, poverty, hopelessness, brokenness, sorrow, suffering, and oppression
For what purpose?
To pierce and convict the spirit within.
Do you not think that mercy, kindness and compassion is born out of the things you endure through life? Either that which you have experienced does one or two things within your soul. It either hardens your heart and spirit or softens it…. For taking every hardship, hurt, sorrow, pain and suffering and turning it into something good to help someone else is solely for the Glory of God in turning all darkness into light. Victory is Overcoming. Overcoming is Victory.
These are the crosses every human being must carry along the way. Some have more to bear than others, yet the thread of humanity depends on us as a people. People are selfish, people are self centered, people are surrounded by a society that dictates performance is the only way of success. People put themselves before others. People think money will save them. People think that what they have is equivalent to being above other people, better, worthy, deserving praise, receiving accolades, and put on pedestals as to say they are good because of what they have, what they wear, what they drive, what they look like, what they eat, or where they live.
Hurting people hurt people. Selfish people are out for one thing and that is self promotion, vanity, and material fulfillment or perversity to fill their emptiness. Where they see others less than themselves, and in arrogance turn the other way. When all that matters is self then those are the people who have been overtaken by deception and lies.
Are we completely blind to what it means to be free? If so, then people and humanity have fallen prey to the enemy who seeks to destroy goodness. Think about it. Pray about it. May your hearts be opened to what is good above all else and may your only selfishness be to help others for the purpose of bringing honor, glory and love in return to the one above all things, the one who created all things, and to the one who sees all things. Father God Help us all. In the name of JESUS Christ may our sorrows bloom into joy and may we whom are called your children stand in the gap for thy will and kingdom sake. Amen