Re-posted from Hillsong Collected Bobbie Houston
1 June, 2012
Have you ever become aware of the plight of others or read about innocent hearts being subjected to insane cruelty and felt completely helpless to make a difference? I’m sure like myself you have felt like this on many times.
I recently read of a 90 year old woman being viciously attacked in her home. The article showed her unconscious in hospital. A swollen, bruised face and a finger mercilessly severed in the attack. Outrageous on every level.
I remember reading a newspaper article a number of years ago. It was a Sunday afternoon and in this full-page spread, it revealed that there are an estimated 27 million enslaved in our so called modern society. I vividly recall sitting at my kitchen table feeling helpless to help, yet it seems God saw the lament of heart and my silent cry heavenward … “GOD! How can we stop this, how can we make a difference?”.
Sometimes our hearts can faint at the magnitude of injustice, but one of the greatest things we can ever do is PRAY GOD’S WORD over the situations and lives of those suffering.
Sometimes it doesn’t seem enough, yet I have come to know that prayer makes a WAY for intervention. Prayer stirs the spiritual realm in ways we may never fully understand this side of eternity and sets in motion the saving hand of God.
So when your mind humbly (and perhaps helplessly) imagines the plight of others … when you imagine their fear, their darkness, their horror and the loneliness and distress they face … pray God’s Word over their lives. Pray His Word, Mercy, Comfort, Help, Light, Freedom, Will and Promise into their darkness.
There is a beautiful sound found in Psalm 10. It is astounding and I often think, read and pray it when my mind goes to the enslaved of this world … “Lord, break the wicked right arms, break all the evil left arms. Search and destroy every sign of crime. God’s grace and order wins; godlessness loses. The victim’s faint pulse picks up; the hearts of the hopeless pump red blood as you put Your ear to their lips. Orphans get parents, the homeless get homes. The reign of terror is over, the rule of the gang lords is ended”
Selah & Amen (“so let it be in Jesus Name”)
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