As I watch the tragic news unfold in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and last night in Dallas, I'm reminded of something I posted on Facebook back in May. I'm so grateful for these words from Anne Graham Lotz that I've repeated to myself many times since first hearing them…
So much pain in the world, so much hatred and heartache. But even if you were to gather all of it up, from every corner of the world, it wouldn't begin to compare with the enormity and power of the transforming love of Christ Jesus. No matter what you're dealing with today, or what fears you may have for the future, know that Jesus is in control of it all. Nothing is happening that he cannot—and will not—handle. Nothing is outside of his rule.
Praying for all those involved in these tragic circumstances, that they'll seek help and healing in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Because there is no other way.
"If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn't looking for him and doesn't recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you." John 14:15-17