“Prayer is what opens up the floodgates for God to come down and be involved in our everyday circumstances.“-War Room
A week ago today, aspiring singer, Christina Grimmie, was murdered by a gunshot in St. Petersburg, Florida. A day later, in the same state, what has been called the deadliest shooting in American history occurred, leaving hundreds of victims, families, and friends devastated.
In one weekend, over fifty lives were cut tragically short.
Things like this can leave us asking where God is in the midst of all of this. Why would He allow a young girl like Christina Grimmie to be shot? Why would he allow that shooter to walk into that nightclub? The truth is, I don’t have all of the answers. I don’t think any of us do. But I do know this: People have free will. Because of original sin, people have done unthinkable things throughout history. But, in the midst of tragedy, goodhearted people have also stepped up to the plate to help. Some have donated blood to the victims of the Pulse Nightclub and others have held vigils and funerals for those grieving.
One thing that we an all do during this time is pray. 1 John 5:14 says “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
I believe that God and his angel armies were grieved when Christina Grimmie’s shooter decided to pull the trigger.
I believe God and his angel armies also grieved the death and injury of countless people at the Pulse Nightclub.
Let us continue to keep in prayer Christina Grimmie’s family, the families of those who have died, the people who were injured, and those in the LGBT community who feel unsafe right now because of the Pulse shooting.
As Christians, we need to be a light when the world feels dark.
Let us never forget that prayer moves mountains.
“Jesus, please be with all of the families and friends who are mourning the loss or injury of a loved one. Please bring them healing and help them to find you or grow closer to you through this time. Help those who are injured to recover and find you or grow closer to you through this time. Please be with all those who are living in fear right now, those who are feeling their safety compromised right now. Lastly, please be with the city of Orlando and have your hand of protection and comfort on it right now. I ask these things in Jesus’ name, amen.”