You may have heard that most Southern Californians don’t know how to drive in the rain and this is 100% true. We almost never face adverse weather conditions, but this morning it was all rain, and intense wind gusts.
Trees in the road. Tumble weeds flying at your car. Low visibility.
This is a nightmare for southern California drivers, and myself.
Today as I drove back into Tijuana, Mexico I was overwhelmed with emotions. Partly stress of driving in this weather that I’m so unfamiliar with driving in, but mostly God breaking my heart in two for the city of Tijuana.
I’ve grown up coming here. I’ve grown to love the people here. I’ve grown to lovingly ignore the times that people roll their eyes and feel sorry for me that I live in Tijuana, but this is a whole new level of heart break.
God was showing me His anguish, His heart breaking for His people. I began to weep. Thousands of people are deported here, only to attempt crossing back. People roam the streets, broken, dulling the pain in any way they can get their hands on. Drugs, prostitution, alcohol addiction, you name it. I see these things going on every week, and it is so easy to get sucked in and drown in the sadness of it all. The storm of issues facing many of the people here can drag you under. It can send a tumbleweed straight towards you and total your car.
But God spoke to me. Hope. He spoke to me that while I may see an overwhelming storm here now, I may see only rain in this moment, but God has so much more for the city of Tijuana. He is bringing revival in this place. He is challenging me to have a heavenly perspective, rather than an earthly outlook. Because in reality, God is sovereign, and He already has the victory. He is calling us to be vessels of His overwhelming love, to be light in a very dark world. To be His hope, where there previously is none. He is calling us to intercede, to allow our own hearts to be broken the way His is, and then comes the sunshine, the hope. God is moving. Revival is coming to this city, to the world.
Will you be a part of it?
“You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.” Psalm 10: 17-18