I am once again overwhelmed by all the suffering in the world. The longer I work to combat injustice, inequality and systemic problems the more darkness I discover. The more I hear individual stories, the larger and more grandiose the problem becomes. If a small business can exploit over 200 people, how many people are being exploited by multi-national corporations? It seems like every time I check the news I am inundated with stories of fresh horror I never knew existed. The weight of the pain human beings can inflict upon each other is staggering. Sin is literally killing us.
When I think about the scope of injustice, it threatens to consume me. I am one person, how can I make a difference? Will my effort have an impact when I have worked so hard and seen little visible change in an unjust system? What about the people who have no one fighting for them? Selah!
BUT…………………………. I serve the Creator who did not intend for the world to be so unjust. He hates the evil we inflict upon one another and sent His son to overcome sin and death. When he looks at the unaccompanied minor or pregnant woman fleeing their war-torn country, His heart shatters. His heart breaks more than mine when He hears stories of abuse and exploitation. Thought the problem is overwhelming, He is just and will correct everything in the end. Also, the moment my heart ceases to break when I hear stories of pain means that I am bitter and no longer passionate about my work. Even in the painful reality of the human condition, I can celebrate the ultimate victory of good over evil, life of death, justice over selfishness.