Why is the question drowning my soul tonight as I listen to the news. I hugged my daughter a little closer and tried not to cry.
Valentines 2018 marred forever as we grieve the 17 teachers and teens at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, taken from us in senseless tragedy.
I loved Kate Motaung’s scripture that she shared tonight. The voice sounded melancholy, asking the Lord why?
Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Destruction and violence are before me;
there is strife, and conflict abounds.
Before this event occurred, I already sensed my soul drowning. Depression battles me.
I fight the urge to lock my daughter away in a high tower.
I fight other enemies that seek to destroy me too. Private enemies that I don’t want to give voice too.
Please, God take the pain away or take me to heaven to be with you.
I groan for you. I long for your touch, dear Jesus.
Lord, I pray for the victims. Lord, I pray for the mothers and fathers whose grief is drowning them too.
I will not write the usual platitudes. My faith is drowning too in anger and despair.
I hope a dawn will come soon and the Holy Spirit will breath comfort into my soul.
Written for the Five Minute Friday Community where today’s word is Why.