Good heavens, this world. Anybody agree with me? I’m not going to get too political in this post, because I’m not trying to start fights. However, I am going to get some things out there.
There is so much hatred out there. For example, what has happened in Charlottesville. No, I’m not going to give my opinion on it but to say that there is prejudice on both sides of the coin in this country. The media has a political agenda, whether you want to admit it or not, so nobody gets all the facts unless you do the painstaking research. I see so many people on social media being outraged at what has happened. Okay, you have a right to have an opinion. But let me ask you this. What are you doing about it besides stating your opinion and hating those who disagree?
All I know is that where all this hatred is, God is not. The devil seems to be truly running amuck having so much fun, amplifying our disdain, hatred, and accusation toward each other. This country needs God. He is the cure. And yes, we need to be focused on what is going on in this country, and speak up for what is right, but what about what is going on in other countries right now? Many people on social media are saying how ashamed they are of this country and that they want to leave. If you want to leave, you really have no idea about what is happening out there or what it’s like to live in a state of terror. Read these articles below:
([Watch with subtitles]I was born in 1993 and have never experienced this level of tragedy in my life. We, in America, are not living in a “state of terror”)
Where is the outrage for this? Where is the outrage for Christians being persecuted overseas? We don’t hear about this stuff on the news. We are so focused on the problems that the news is giving us that we are ignoring the genocide that is going on around the world. It’s time to think bigger. Yes, there are bad people out there who have extremist views that make me sick (from every culture), but it is not limited to a certain group of people. As Christians, we need to be an example. This world has lost hope, but, lucky for us, God is hope.
God understands oppression. Jesus was ridiculed, tormented, physically beaten, and ultimately crucified by the people who saw Him as a threat. He died for you because He loves you. Just when they thought He wasn’t a problem anymore, He beat death and promised to come back for His people. God is bigger than all of this going on. As Christians, we need to think bigger. Who is fighting for God?
Change starts with an individual person. Be the bigger person. Understand that we are fighting a much bigger enemy; he also knows that chaos and hatred begin at an individual level and he takes full advantage of it. Don’t buy into the lies. Don’t feed into this hatred so much so that you are distracted from what is going on elsewhere. We need to be worried about this “Anti-God” movement out there. God will not be extinguished. He will be back one day and will bring His righteous anger and judgment to all those who oppose Him. We need to be praying for God to show up in mighty ways through His believers.
“When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.”
“They said to you, ‘In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.’ These are people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.”