He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry…and sustain the fatherless and the widow…-Psalm 146:7-9
God speaks frequently in the Bible of our responsibility to the oppressed, hungry, widows, orphans, fatherless and foreigners. He mentions those who are lonely, neglected, forgotten and devalued. He care deeply for the oppressed and the hungry.
People can be hungry in many ways. They may have plenty of food to eat but still be starving to feel valuable and loved. God lifts up those who are bowed down with sorrow; He protects the strangers and upholds the fatherless and who widow. How does He do this? He works through people. He needs committed, submitted, dedicated people who live to meet the needs of others.
Mother Teresa once said, “Do not think that love , in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need os to love without getting tired.”
I have come to understand that many people we encounter daily are just trying to survive until someone rescues them–and that someone could be your or me. Let’s allow God’s love for the hurting and broken to work through us, meeting the needs of those who are hurting spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Let’s love without getting tired.
From the book “Promises for our everyday lives”