The Raphael Remedy

Do Not Despair in Midst of the Chaos

by | Jun 17, 2020 | Counseling

We find ourselves today in a contentious, chaotic and divided culture.  Many are struggling emotionally after dealing with the pandemic, the lockdown, and now watching riots and violence in every city across the country.  Fear has been intensified to a frenzy far and wide, fueled by a mass media bent on fostering class warfare, anarchy and rage.

It’s easy to despair in midst of the chaos…but there is great reason for hope.

The devil specializes above all in confusion, lies, deceit, and false, worldly answers, but he is becoming very obvious now. We are in a great spiritual struggle and need to fight it with spiritual weapons. These spiritual weapons have the power to pull down the strongholds in our society and in our own lives (2 Corinthians 10:4).

But just like someone with an addiction doesn’t finally change until he faces all the ugliness of his actions, the same is true in our world. God is allowing a lot of evil to be revealed…and that must happen before it can be healed. The problems are deeper than many realize. We must be patient with and obedient to God’s timing. Remember, Jesus Christ promised us that the gates of hell would not prevail against His Church. He is in control.

Allison Ricciardi, LMHC points out we need to recognize this is a spiritual battle on all fronts and our weapons are not carnal but spiritual.  It’s Christ or chaos.


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