Pray always. Pray in the Spirit. Pray about everything in every way you know how! And keeping all this in mind, pray on behalf of God’s people. Keep on praying feverishly, and be on the lookout until evil has been stayed. Ephesians 6:18
Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” He would know, he was a pastor and theologian who stood against Adolph Hitler and the Nazis. He eventually became a double agent in a plot to assasinate the Fuhrer. The plot failed and on April 9, 1945 he was stripped naked and hung in Flossenberg concentration camp at the age of 39, only days before the American liberation of the POW Camp. Even as they prepared him for his execution, he preached one last sermon of hope to his fellow prisoners.
Currently we don’t have to look to far to see evil functioning in the world. Plagues, pestilence, natural disaters causing death and destruction. Hatred, anger, violence, deception, lying, oppresive governments, hidden agendas and fear, fueled by pride, arrogance, greed and power. Unfortunately we can’t stop or change some of these things, but we can take a stand against the ones we can and pray for strength and truth to be revealed. We are not fighting agains people, rather as Paul told us in Ephesians 6:12, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Fear, worry, stress, talking endlessly about issues aren’t going to make any difference, except to let evil flourish. We need to seek the Lord for wisdom, direction and guidance and follow His leading, so He can do what only God can do and we will see victory over the enemy of this world! Keep praying help is on the way!