“O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.” -Psalm 10:17 & 18
I’ve been down in the dumps lately. I don’t want to be and at the same time I don’t believe I’m trying hard enough to get out of the slump. It is honestly not very like me to be down. I think I’ve become more frustrated about everything. I don’t like that everyone lately is arguing everywhere I go, and usually about politics. I don’t want to hear about who they think I should or shouldn’t vote for. This is the first time I feel free during election time and at ease because no matter what changes are made or what things remain the same, I have confidence in a higher authority which is most important. The reality of the matter is that when things hit the dirt, where do people go to? Do you see all the things in this world and all the people who have injustice happening towards them and you are arguing and causing problems with your own friends who should be working along side of you?
When all is gone, what is left? Will you offer a hand to help someone else? Will you reach out to the hurting and the lost? I don’t want to think of any stance other than helping the oppressed and it kills me inside more and more each day because I feel that what I am doing in my life is not enough. I want to push myself harder but don’t see results. I beat myself up when I do wrong, I beat myself up if I am not there enough in someone else’s life. When people are hurting, I shed tears. I used to think tears were a sign of weakness so I’d fight allowing any to come out of my eyes, but I am sadly a very emotional person. Now when the tears come out I feel strength in the One who wipes every tear away.
The other day I watched this video of a wonderful young girl who just wants to get an education and lives in Pakistan where the Taliban is blowing up schools for girls and doesn’t want anyone to consider teaching them! I was so upset that people would want to hurt children and look down on someone just because they were born a certain gender! I am totally for child empowerment and completely down trodden by the destruction and oppression done to others.