This has been a rough week. After the shooting here this week I already felt emotionally raw and then today the wretched news of the school shooting in Connecticut seemed like too much to take. I couldn’t take my eyes off the TV as the horror unfolded and I cried for hours today. As a mom of a kindergartner my heart is breaking. (I have family that live 2 miles from that school in Connecticut) I can’t imagine the pain those families are going through. I couldn’t even go pick up Jenna today because I knew I would just start crying again walking into the school.
All we have to do is read the news and see the evil around us but when this happens it’s like a fresh blow to the gut again. Even in China this week someone went into a school and assaulted 22 kids with a knife. There is something about assaults on children that make it all that more evil.
Our world likes to call it “mental illness” which it clearly is but it’s also a spiritual battle that many are not comfortable with or not aware of.
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Eph. 6:12
Many question God during these times. But we have to remember that God is good even when this world is not. He says He will never leave us or forsake us. He heals up our wounds and is close to the brokenhearted. He will one day make things right again. Until then, we have to stand firm in faith and pray for our nation and world. There is still much good that God can do and many who still need to be told about the hope that is found in Him.
Late this afternoon there was a spectacular rainbow in the sky. It felt like God was saying, “Remember I am faithful.” Even after a dark day of clouds and rain, sorrow and pain, He can produce a rainbow.