Dear 2020,

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Dear 2020,

Can we please get to the good part? We are tired. Once again you have forced the world to grieve and we are tired. Recession and racism are at an all-time high. We are tired. At the same time disease and natural disasters are taking over the world. We are tired. In less than 9 months our culture has lost Kobe Bryant, Naya Rivera, Andre Harrell, John Lewis, Little Richard, and now Chadwick Boseman. In all of this calamity, we looked to these people for a break of entertainment, great music, or leadership. Now they are gone as well. The sad part is I omitted several names on that list for the sake of brevity. We are tired. You didn’t care about race or political beliefs. 2020, you have been an equal opportunity supply of grief and pain to anyone breathing. I never thought I would have anything in common with the current President, but you made it happen. We both have buried siblings this year. You hit everyone!
2020 I don’t hate you, but you seem to hate us. You keep hurting us. Yet, I still have an ounce of hope left for you. You must have some purpose. I feel it’s appropriate to quote the late Chad Boseman.

“Sometimes you need to feel the pain and sting of defeat to activate the real passion and purpose that God predestined inside of you.”

– Chadwick Boseman

2020, we have all felt the pain and defeat of this year so I am holding on to the hope that you are the year of activation!

Dear God,

The one who created and controls 2020… To the one that could stop all this pain the world is facing, I have some questions for you. 2020 couldn’t answer so I’m hoping you can. Why? What are you trying to get us to see or do? What lesson are we not learning? I guess I’m just trying to say what is happening? The world is hurt, angry, confused, divided, and in pain. This world is grieving…
I’m only going to ask of you one thing that to others may be too simple. Please have mercy on us because we are tired. In order to make it another day of 2020, we need your love, peace, grace, and most of all, your mercy! Our broken hearts are in your hands and we desperately need to heal without the worry of another blow.
You told us to be anxious for nothing, but in everything give thanks.
Despite the horror we’ve experienced in 2020 God I thank you that you have kept us this far. I know you will carry us through. I thank you that you are still God and still in control. We have no idea what you are doing in this season but we set our hope on you! We trust you!

This is the hope and the faith that I have in you. In Jesus name,
Amen

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