I’m pretty sure we are all aware of what is going on in the news with Planned Parenthood. I cringe to even call it that…. from the time I learned what was going on behind those doors the entire organization has disgusted me.
To be honest though, I have not watched a single second of any of the footage released nor have I read any of the articles. I just cannot stomach it.
As a mother who has lost 5 babies, my heart has at times struggled to love women who have chosen to take the life of their baby, for whatever reason they may have. I have struggled at times even with the Lord over this. We believe that God is in control of life and my wounded heart has asked on more than one occasion, “God, why? Why do you allow these women to get pregnant who are only going to take the life of their baby? Why do you allow them to get pregnant but You close the wombs of so many devoted Christian women?”
Getting real and honest before God can look ugly sometimes, but we need it. Maybe your struggle has been similar?
Because the struggle to love these women has been and can be overwhelmingly strong, I choose not watch the videos or read the articles. I am aware of the headlines and that is enough for me.
So what can those of us who battle over this entire issue do with all of this information?
We can take the entire sin of abortion as a whole, to the feet of the One who has the power to end it. Simply ending the funding to this organization is not the complete answer. Ending abortion is! We do not need to know all of the details in order to pray.
We can pray that God would fill our heart with a love for the sinners involved in this organization, and realize they are lost and on their way to hell and their deeds point out even more their great need for a Savior.
Proverbs 9:10 states, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” Therefore we can come to the conclusion that because these people do not fear the Lord they do not have wisdom, nor do they grasp the value of human life.
We can also learn a valuable lesson. Look what the love of money can drive people to do. Remember, “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10
I am not saying we should minimize what this organization has done or the fact that all involved need to be held accountable for their actions. But we can pray that God will help us remember these people are not the true enemy, Satan is, and he has a powerful control on the lives of these people. People who need the Lord.
We ought to pray like we have never prayed before for the end of abortion, for hearts to be transformed, for truth to prevail! When we do pray, pray believing that Christ can and will answer!! James 1:6-8, “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”
The question is, are we praying? Are we simply sharing our disgust on facebook or are we taking it to the feet of the One who can change the hearts of those involved? The truth is, God is listening, but are we praying?