By Michael Patrick, Ph.D.
Pray for your community armed with knowledge of the Word and an understanding of these times. The Lord shows us the results of pent-up injustice. He had underscored to me Ecclesiates 8:11:
“When the sentence for a crime is not carried out, the hearts of the people are filled with schemes to do wrong.”
I shared with friends much earlier to expect explosions of violence, looting, and destruction this summer. This chaos was fully predictable coast to coast. This is what happens when things unravel.
The universal lockdowns and job destruction unhinged communities and fueled massive pent-up frustrations on so many levels.
The news media missed seeing this coming because they were so partisan and on-board with selling fear and universal lockup.
The flashpoint came with the racially-charged torture and murder that we all witnessed on screen, and it’s no small wonder.
This chaos will burn right through into the heat of summer and into next catastrophe, likely soaked in politics. Don’t be surprised. Keep your head on a swivel and your options open. Pray, protect, and encourage others. The downward spiral is picking up speed.