Tonight I almost feel breathless
Like each breath is a little harder to take in
My lungs slower to take in the air
My chest working harder to push it back out
Consciously reminding myself to keep breathing
Because I feel out of breath
My heart aches tonight
Literally my soul is heavy
The enemy attacking loved ones
Sickness tearing apart vibrant lives
lies overpowering minds to pull people deep down into the pit of depression
addictions over taking precious lives, minds, and hearts.
Fear crippling perfectly healthy bodies
Worry stripping away promises of the gospel
Judgement decaying the body of Christ
Unforgiveness festering in hearts leading to destruction
Women tearing apart women with their eyes, thoughts, and critical attitudes
Men refusing their roles
Youth learning to disrespect
A society feeding off of anger
Communities hating others. Ignoring problems. Developing new ones.
Me forgetting to pray.
I feel breathless.
My heart aches
My soul is overwhelmed
A righteous anger must overtake our hearts cries to fight with powerful truths from a savior who defeats all.
God replace my breathlessness with your truths to fight in a place that exhausts.
A righteous anger in my battle cry.
One that never gives me opportunity to forgo praying to sit still in exhaustion.
A righteous anger to change things, motivate my movements, be an aid in restoring situations by you, breath life into the broken by your grace, and speak your truths above all.
Give us our breath.
Let us stand righteously in you.