I can’t believe we are eight days away from summer being official. It feels like summer already. We have had 90-degree weather, humidity, storms, and tornadic weather kicking in the Midwest, not my favorite season because it’s so hot but not only are we having tornadic weather but havoc going on everywhere in the world. Unjust things going on, losing loved ones, innocent children killed by these shooters that make no sense. The continued sex trafficking victims that are being tortured and kept in cages, family and marriages falling apart. So many people sick and dying and so many people hurting and those same people hurting others. I would love to just sit in my garden and only think about Gods beauty which some days I need too, to keep myself in peace, but I can’t ignore the reality we live in. Some days I just cry out to God and say, “God breakthrough! Release justice to the injustice especially to the innocent children being killed and trafficked. Some days I feel the oppression, the sadness, and grieve of what’s going on in the world and in my own family, because we are all hurting in some capacity, some more than others. I honestly can’t imagine not having God in my life or being able to cry out to Him and asking Him what is going on? Show me how to pray God? God is the only one with the answers, it’s all in his word, the bible. I like to pray psalms because a lot of those prayers David prayed to God were intense and so real to what was going on in his life. I should not be surprised because Jesus warned us about all these things to come, in Luke 21:11 it says, “There will be great earthquakes, famines, and pestilences in various places and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
But we have this hope that miraculous signs from heaven will be happening and are happening right now. God is healing, He is saving us and redeeming us from darkness, He is restoring and making those crooked places straight if we let Him, He is rescuing women and children from sex trafficking.
Our only hope is in Jesus, He is our savior, our lifeline, our refuge, our redeemer in times of trouble that make no sense. Here is todays psalm from David crying to God, He felt like he was forgotten, and he had so many enemies coming against him, but he remembered Gods unfailing love and all the time God had rescued him and been there for him.
O’ lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way?
How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day?
How long will my enemy have the upper hand?
Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the sparkle to my eyes or I will die.
Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We have defeated him!”
Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall!”
But I trust in your unfailing Love
I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me.
Psalm 13 1:6
Isabel Perez McCoy