Praying for Grace and Mercy
When the world seems like hatred and division are bigger than Jesus and the Church, we need to pray for God to give more grace and mercy to the people, so they can walk out of the blame game, and begin healing and growing in the right direction.
The news stories thrive on negativity and they manipulate reality to cause the people to live in constant turmoil and strife. If there was really a need for people to know most of the things that the media bombards the public with, there would be a reason to watch the news, but the Truth is that most stories reported are nothing of value to anyone that takes them in. In fact, most of the hatred and evil comes from the twisted version of the so called “News”.
From personal experience of being married to a political leader in Arizona, I have watched time and again as the media works to push an agenda that is absolutely opposed to what is really happening. When I was a volunteer and advocate for the children in state foster care, I saw how every negative story that came out against the workers at the Department of Child Safety was pitted to cause the public to hate and blame. The news would tear down every good thing that was happening and they would use slanderous attacks of the people to try and build a story to keep the kids in foster care even further oppressed.
When I was asked by a reporter how the crisis of so many kids in state care could ever be solved, I smiled and told her it would not be solved by man, but God would provide the needed solutions. The reporter looked at me like I was insane and wanted to know what that meant. She immediately wanted to take it to mean that there was no hope and no one would be able to change the current situation from destruction to hopeful and healed outcomes.
It was less than a year later when the news stories changed from blame and shame to declaring “Nothing short of a miracle” had occurred with the AZ Foster Care System. Did they begin to praise God for what He did? No, they still looked for everything they could highlight that was not perfect. When they couldn’t find anything to accuse the department of child safety and the leaders of, they turned the stories to start blaming the parents and people. When that didn’t work, they took up a huge research project to focus on and sift through everything they could get ahold of from the requests made to the people for help, so they could build more cases against anyone that would give them some sort of glory for bringing out the “News” that the people need to hear!
With that being said, I ask you to think about the stories you hear and see on the news and consider how they impact your perspective of the world everyday. If they leave you feeling worried, annoyed, angry, or any other toxic emotion that has no peace with it, why would you continue to allow the media to poison your thoughts and pollute your heart with all that is destruction and demonic?
We don’t have to live in the filth and mire of misery and her messages. We can live in the light of Christ and walk in the peace of God which brings hope, faith and love that leads us to be grateful and blessed.