Today’s news headline really pierced my heart – “Four Teens Torture Disabled Boy”. To top it off, they did this heynis act on the internet live! Really? Where does such hate come from? How can any human inflict such harm on another person? It’s more than my heart can bear.
In the last days, there will come times of great difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness but denying it’s power. II Timothy 3:1-17
The world is in cardiac arrest. So many hearts have become callous toward God — Who is our One & only solution for all that ails us. Parents do the best they can. Police bravely serve our communities. Teachers work tirelessly to help this generation. Unfortunately, all our efforts will never be enough. Sin has led this world spiraling downward for centuries. The Bible tells us that as time ticks on, the problems will continue to increase in frequency and size, much like woman in labor. (I Thes. 5:2-3)
So, instead of watching more depressing news on TV tonight, will you join me in praying for our land? (II Chronicles 7:14). These four teens in the news (and countless others like them) need a new heart, that only God, their Creator, can provide. I know prayer can seem like your throwing a frisbee up in the air and watching it drop right back to the ground. But, the truth is — GOD does hear our prayers. And, God is faithful to respond.