This weekend James and I saw the movie Sound of Freedom with our kids. It was deeply disturbing and unsettling, but a necessary dose of reality. Not only are so many children living in slavery throughout the world, but really many people are enslaved in one way or another, living in bondage to the evil that runs rampant over the earth. It’s a dismal thought and leaves me feeling helpless and angry all at the same time.
That situation and other similarly overwhelming ones make me feel powerless, but I ache to do something to fix things. It’s at that crossroads that many people become angry and frustrated with God, wondering why He allows such bad things to happen and evil to prevail.
But instead of getting angry with God, the Bible teaches us to draw closer to Him. We can cry out to Him and share openly about our frustrations and feelings of helplessness. And then we can express our faith in Him to step in and do something.
And that’s why I’ve selected 2 Chronicles 20:1 as my memory verse for the next couple of weeks. And as I meditate on this scripture I will indeed cry out to God on behalf of the helpless, the homeless, the war torn, the addicted, the defeated and the victims.
I encourage you to see Sound of Freedom if you haven’t and if it is in your area. It is indeed hard to watch. But it is eye-opening and very well-made. And for believers in Christ we can remember that we have a God who is greater than the enemy of our souls. We do not know what to do, but He does. And if we keep our eyes on Him we can trust that He will amaze us with the victory.
I look forward to hearing from you today as you share your next scriptures for your meditation and memory album. Press on, dear sister. The way we fortify ourselves for the spiritual battles that wage around us is to arm ourselves with truth. Let’s take up shield and sword and be armed and prepared for the battles ahead.