“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” –Romans 8:28
I look around. I see a world crying out for help; a world that is hurting, a world that is broken, a world that is stricken with poverty and disease, a world that doesn’t even know what love is.
I don’t understand and inside of me, my heart screams in anger.
I feel responsible for all this I see. This hurt. This pain. This disease. I question, “Why God?” “Why?”
I know you see the tears, the pain, the starving tummies, the scaphoid bellies, the absence of nutrition, the orphan that longs to be loved.
God I know you see the young teenage girl who has no hope, no self-worth; the girl who knows nothing else other than rape.
I know you see the babies that lie in cribs with no identity, found in a dumpster, unwanted.
I know you see the mother who tries to live on less than a dollar a day; the mother who will go weeks without eating so that her children can have a small plate of food.
I know you see that malnourished little boy as he stands with an empty bucket, begging for a drop of clean water.
I know you long for someone to take a stand. To be the cause. To be the remedy for this broken world.
Lord, where there is an absence of Love, I want to be the change!
I want to be the cause that stops hunger, that changes poverty, that fights disease!
I want to be the cause that loves the unlovable and brings hope to the hopeless.
I want to look into the eyes of the broken and say, “You have purpose.”
I want to love like you love and give like you give.
God help me to see with your eyes and love with your hands.
Let the details of my life work together to fulfill your purpose.
I will take a stand. I will be the cause. I will be a vessel. I will be the change.