These days, it feels like my heart is breaking more and more often. Everywhere I turn, the people I love are deeply hurting… Money is tearing marriages apart. Jealousy is destroying relationships. Stress is breaking up families. And disease is slowly killing what should be young, healthy bodies.
I wish I could just dive right in and fix everything for everyone. That’s my gut reaction… Let’s form a plan, come up with action steps and get this done.
But that’s just not the way life works.
It’s what that Mary and Martha learned while they were burying Lazarus (John 11). And it’s what Jairus learned when he was told that his daughter had died (Mark 5). And it’s what the widow in Nain learned as she encountered Jesus in the middle of her son’s funeral procession (Luke 7).
I can’t fix anything. Neither could Mary, Martha, Jairus or the widow. And neither can you.
The bottom line is: We are servants, not saviors.
We don’t come up with the plan, we execute it. If it’s up to you and me to heal our hopelessly broken world, we’re all in deep trouble.
Because the truth is: Satan came to steal, kill and destroy. And he’s really, really good at it.
Thankfully… Jesus came to put it all back together again. And He’s better.
Today, my heart’s breaking. But I have confidence that tomorrow it’ll be rejoicing.