I hadn’t been big on watching the news until about six months ago. Watching the news made me sad in a way I couldn’t control. I would hear and watch all these things happening all over the world and feel helpless. I thought if I don’t watch it …well then, I don’t know what’s going on, and then I won’t feel sad. I guess it came from the fear of not wanting to feel pain.
People around me would have discussions: “did you see what happened the other day? Did you see the news last night?” and I wouldn’t have a clue what they were talking about because I decided ignorance was bliss – well it isn’t, and it’s not helpful. After being in many conversations where I was a clueless being, I decided I wanted to know what’s going on for myself. Fear of feeling, it wasn’t a good enough reason to not watch the news anymore. I was put in this world after all – I have to know what’s going on and I’m sure it’s not what God intended me to do with this Heart He gave me.
So now, I watch the news read articles every time I can. Recently I’ve been reading a lot of articles addressing human trafficking, something that’s always been a deep concern of mine. It’s so wrong and heartbreaking on so many levels I cannot even comprehend, every time I read an article on another victim saved I am brought to tears that they had to go through what they went through.
Sometimes we feel helpless for the major needs in this world. There’s so many out there and listing them may not be helpful, but you know what your heart desires to reach and help. Occasionally we aren’t asked to be on the front foot of saving and helping, but there’s one weapon that has saved many for years, and God is begging us to use it.
Prayer. That is what we need to use. That is the biggest lesson I learned, that ignorance is not bliss in this case, and I can make a difference – I am not helpless. I can pray, I can have a conversation with God, I can join forces with the Kingdom and through that change will happen and doors will open!
Thank you to everyone that is physically on the forefront of these battlefields. To the rest of us, don’t give up on praying because this world needs us to join in partnership with the Heavenly realm to intervene in these unconventional situations.