Everyday goes by and ask myself....'will it ever end?'
Will the suffering ever end?
With the hardship ever end?
Will the crying ever end?
My sweet friend Mary France gave me her life story a little over a month ago. She shared with me that she had been with her boyfriend two years, after two years she got pregnant and had a son. When Angelo, her son, was 5 years old, she got pregnant again and told her boyfriend. One day she saw him packing up his stuff...she thought he was just going to work...but then he never came back. He left her in his house to pay rent and never returned. She had no money to pay rent, so they kicked her out. She's now a single mom, with a brand new baby, and no place to live.
This is the story of many women here. I have heard stories like this so many times, it kills me. Why does it have to be this way? Why are these people suffering? Why couldn't these men stay with their families? Why did they have to leave? These questions have gone through my head almost everyday...
There is a generational curse upon this island. The women move in with men, apart from marriage, because that's what their mothers and grandmothers did. The men leave their wives and children, because their fathers, and grandfathers did.... it goes from generation to generation. These generational curses are everywhere...not only in Haiti. The bottom line is, the only way to break these generational curses is repentance. The Lord is shaking up this country and I have faith that one day, these curses are going to be broken. The key is getting down on our faces before the Lord, and repenting on behalf of our fathers before us. There is hope for this beautiful nation, and that Hope is Jesus Christ.
Haiti has HOPE! It's Jesus!
Everyday we need to be reminded of this hope. Sometimes it's just so hard to not become overwhelmed with the suffering that takes place here. The Lord is Sovereign. He is already doing a work now and I can't wait to see all that He is going to do! He knows all and I have hope that one day this nation is going to change!
Fathers will return to the children.
Husbands will return to their wives.
The Broken will be made whole!
The tears will turn into tears of Joy!
The bond in chains, will dance like Angels!
The hungry will no longer be hungry.
The Orphan will have a home....
Oh Lord Jesus, how we anxiously wait for this day! To God's name be the glory forever and ever!