There are days in life when we all feel as if we cannot possible go on, when the burden is too great, when the road seems to go on and on. Yesterday, the entire world was shaken by those feelings. Yesterday, a nation was brought to it’s knees by hatred and evil that most people cannot begin to even comprehend.
It’s times like this when we really find out what we are made of as people, as humans. But most of all, we find out what we are called for as Christians. We are called to love above all else. As we reel in shock from the events of yesterday in Paris, where over a hundred lives were taken and millions of lives were affected, we must somehow find the courage to stand and say, “This. Is. Enough.”
It’s enough hatred. It’s enough division. It’s enough evil. And it’s time to fight. But from thousands of miles away and when most of us don’t even know anyone in France, how do we fight? We fight the only way we can- with the Word of God. HIS LOVE WILL PREVAIL. It always has. It always will. In the midst of tears, in the midst of sorrow, we must stand on the Word of God.
This is my prayer of Peace for Parisians and for the world in the midst of such tragedy, please take some time and pray with me:
When our heart is overwhelmed, lead us to the rock that is higher than we. Show us your face. Heal the hurting, Lord, and turn their eyes to you. In our darkest hours, it’s so hard to see you. It’s so hard to WANT to see you. We question you. We ask, “Why?” But, Father, show us the good that you will bring of this. Your word says that what Satan intends for evil you will use for your glory. Show it to us, Lord. Show us your Glory. Send your disciples out to minister to these families that have lost loved ones. Send them your people and cover them in your love. Give them YOUR PEACE, God. I pray that hearts are not hardened to you, Lord, but softened. I pray that you lead France, as a nation, to show the world your goodness and your strength. I pray that you will show those in leadership how to handle this horrifying situation and give them the wisdom that only you can give. And most of all, Lord, I pray that your will be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven. We know from your Word that your will is to save the lost and bring them into a relationship with you, God. I pray that through the fog, they will see the light of the world calling them to give their lives over to You. And I thank you that we recieve the things for which we ask in the Holy name of Jesus.
My loves, Phillipians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Join me in prayer for the city of Paris, the country of France, and the World. Let’s shine the light of God.
Love to my loves,