While I was intently watching Bethany, Janel, and Sadie on Dancing With the Stars, my fixation on the routines suddenly halted when a special report concerning Ferguson/Mike Brown/Darren Wilson appeared. “Why are we watching this?” I asked, clearly oblivious to any current events. While scrolling through post-decision tweets of tear gas, smoke bombs, businesses broken into, fires and protestor riots, and police enforcements standing ground, I quickly realized the sad reality after being so naive. No, this wasn’t happening overseas in a third-world country but right here in our “land of the free, home of the brave.”
I don’t understand everything, but I do know that whatever side one is on, there are hearts hurting out there. Hearts that are bitter, angry, frustrated, shattered, and overwhelmed. Hearts that have lost hope in this country and the people who sit and make defining decisions behind those court desks. This is also the time where people lose faith and ask the questions “Is there really a God?” or “If God loves us, why is this happening?” What we need to understand is that we can’t fully understand everything that happens on this earth. But I’m comforted knowing that God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. That He is the ultimate well of hope, peace, truth, and justice. Even during times like this He can reveal Himself in major ways.
– Psalm 43:1