As I scrolled through the morning's new feed, I noticed the same themes popping up over and over again throughout my different friends' posts. A few were posting pictures and shout-outs to their new boyfriend or fiancee. Some also were exhorting single women to stay single and not worry about chasing boys. Some new moms were posting pictures of their little children, while some more seasoned mothers panicking over something their children had done. But many still were posting warnings about how not to get kidnapped, raped, attacked, robbed, and so forth.
The theme that I noticed in many of these posts was fear.
Fear that the relationship would not last, fear of people's expectations, fear to be alone, fear to be dependent on someone, fear of safety, fear of crime, fear of people, fear to trust... it was written all over my screen and I couldn't ignore it no matter how hard I tried.
I couldn't stand it for very long, I had to log off. What a depressing way to start a beautiful new day. It made me angry, actually. With all these posts like this, no wonder nobody trusts each other anymore.
I reached for my Bible and read the book of Habakkuk, one of my favorite books. The prophet Habakkuk didn't understand what God was doing all the time, yet he penned these words in the midst of a confusing time for him: