Think of your own loved one(s)...most everyone knows the pain of unfair accusations and rejection. Many of us have watched a love one self-destruct or be abused by another. To say it hurts is an understatement. Yet here is our God who waits on the world because He desires that none perish. No matter how bad things appear around us, the simple fact that we are still here says there is someone God is waiting for. Who will you speak to about the love and mercy of God today? Someone is waiting...and God's heart is breaking.
Last night I listened to a show where some women spoke of their gang involvement. There were two common threads that spoke deeply to me:
- inability to feel often related to unloving relationships in their personal realm;
- desire for a power--to prevent others from hurting them.