Hopelessness, fear, anxiety, anger, depression…the atmosphere has never felt heavier. Everything seems to be out of control. If we look to the media all we see are government officials and medical professionals trying to find answers. In the midst of our worst fears, what can we do?
A group of people in Georgia’s answer was to pray over the doctors and nurses in their area. They climbed the steps to the roof of Cartersville Medical Center and took, what appeared to be, a sound system with them. As they stood on the roof, 6 feet apart, they raised their hands to the God of the universe and praised His name. Speaking truth and praying over not just the medical professionals and patients in the rooms below but over the entire city. You could hear the familiar worship song, Way Maker, (originally written by artist Sinach), pouring over the walls and into the parking lot below.
As the ears of people below took in the notes and words, social media videos were taken, like this powerful video by Kimberly Jefferson:
The image of this video, combined with the words of the song sent chills down my spine and my spirit immediately lifted. Just like the people on top of the Cartersville Medical Center raised their hands, I lifted my heart in praise to God, as I found myself mouthing the words.
Waymaker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness, my God that is who you are. Waymaker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness, my God that is who you are. That is who you are…
My hope is that during the days ahead, you find yourself turning to the Light in the darkness. The promise keeper who promises you a hope and a future: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
I hope you will go read Jeremiah 29:11 for yourself and don’t stop there. Immerse yourself in the comforting words of a God who loves you. And maybe while you are reading scripture, turn on Way Maker, and sing it over your own home. Sing truth over yourself, your neighbors and this world. Declare His truth. Believe in His plans. Accept His hope. Rest in His love. And may peace reign in your heart and mind as you keep your focus on Him in this valley.