Cities in our beloved America continue to erupt in senseless violence. Baltimore, the birthplace of our National Anthem, is the latest casualty in the saga of mayhem.
Unruly youth picking up rocks to throw at police instead of picking up books to read.
Leaders failing to lead for the sake of political correctness. They blame the media for the violence that erupts instead of their ineffectiveness.
Preachers try to calm the angry masses shouting; Jesus saves!
But the hardened hearts of the fractious crowd turn a deaf ear, caught up in a frenzied rage to purge.
Critics on the outside looking in say they have all the answers. So they point fingers and cast blame on a litany of the usual suspects; "these people," thugs, gangs, agitators, the uneducated, poverty, the White Man, racist cops, no jobs, Republicans, Democrats, no justice-no peace.
On social media, one person tweets; "just look at them going, stealing, damaging. How can we ever take black people seriously?"
Another concerned citizen prays aloud on Facebook; "This is just heartbreaking. Our first responders and the good people of Baltimore are in our thoughts and prayers."
Yes it is heartbreaking. And since all of our plans continue to fall short in solving our problems, maybe my Facebook is right. Could God have a better plan for our troubles?
Consider what he advises in scripture through Isaiah; "I want you to share your food with the hungry and bring right into your own homes those who are helpless, poor, and destitute. Clothe those who are cold, and don’t hide from relatives who need your help.
If you do these things, God will shed his own glorious light upon you.....
All you need to do is to stop oppressing the weak and stop making false accusations and spreading vicious rumors!
Feed the hungry! Help those in trouble! Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you shall be as bright as day. And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy you with all good things, and keep you healthy too...Your sons will rebuild the long-deserted ruins of your cities, and you will be known as “The People Who Rebuild Their Cities.”
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Kelly Wright is a general assignment reporter for Fox News Channel (FNC), based in the Washington, D.C. bureau. He is also a co-host on "America's News Headquarters" on Saturdays (1:00-2:00 PM/ET). Wright previously served as a co-host on "Fox & Friends Weekend." Click here for more information on Kelly Wright.