Where is God asking you to help relieve suffering in the world?
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
It was Edmund Burke who said, “All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.” Sadly, this is all too true today, as many good people—yes, even Christians—sit on the sideline and do nothing about the injustice and pain that so pervade this world.
I sometimes wonder if the church has forgotten how to weep. When you see girls and ladies lined up for abortions, do you weep bitter tears of compassion? When you watch that television commercial about how we can help a child in need somewhere in the world, does it even faze you? When a family breaks up because of a divorce, are you also broken by that?
I think one thing that’s so noticeably missing among the people of God today is a deep sense of compassion and empathy for the hurting. One reason for this, I believe, is what psychologists call the L.I.A.R., the Low Information-to-Action Ratio, whereby we’re so inundated through media with news of suffering that it’s easy to begin to tune it out.
But don’t forget, people who suffer are real people. And in Jesus Christ, we have a real solution for them. So pray and ask God to show you where you can help relieve suffering in the world.
May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!
- The Importance of Helping Others Who Suffer (pttyann2.wordpress.com)
- Acknowledged by Our Lord Jesus Christ (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- Abide in Christ Jesus (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- Be strong and of good courage! For the Lord Your God Is With You (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- The God Of This Very Moment (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- A Slave Of Christ Jesus (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- Jesus IS Lord in 1st & 2nd Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and Hebrews (defendingcontending.com)
- Abolish Poverty, End Suffering (heraldmagazine.wordpress.com)
- God Gives the Power to Get Wealth (momsfirstscreenn.wordpress.com)
- What Is the Gospel? (allsufficientgrace.wordpress.com)
- Let us unite under the name of Christ and find fresh unity among all believers (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- Absolute surrender to God’s will (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- Do you express your love to God by serving Him and others? (bummyla.wordpress.com)