my school is my spiritual battleground. and that is so real and pervasive this week.
God has been breaking an incredible amount of strongholds this week. kids who are stone-faced, jaded, and lie through their teeth have been brought to a place of repentance, of confession of their wrongdoings, and of sheer and utter brokenness.
families with children who have gone through - and are going through - severe sexual abuse are receiving healing, prayers, and the infrastructures and support they need.
co-workers who bitterly fought with one another are coming to a place of reconciliation.
but for every single stronghold God has been breaking down, there is JUST as much opposition that tries to usurp the amazing work that is happening. there is no doubt this is SPIRITUAL. and it is SO REAL.
there is severe parent to parent drama. there are cases of unacceptable and extreme neglect and SO many unethical sexual abuse cases that rip my heart in ways i didn’t think i could feel. there is discouragement. there is despair. and there is conflict. there are so many things that detract us from the mission.
God, we are trying to be soldiers.
and through the counseling, the mediating, and the endless listening of issues and fights and drama and pain - i want to scream. but what about US? why do we have to do this? i mean - who’s going to counsel ME? who’s going to mediate for ME? who’s going to listen to ME?
and then i realize - i never, ever fixed these people or fixed their problems to begin with. YOU were always their counselor. YOU were always their mediator. and YOU always helped your people feel like they were listened to.
right now, your soldiers are tired and need you. SO GOD - BE OUR COUNSELOR. BE OUR MEDIATOR. WE WILL POUR OUT OUR HEARTS TO YOU.
YOU ARE AT WORK. HELP US FIGHT THE WORK AGAINST US.