Thank you for the Ability to Help Others

 November 22, 2017

Season of Gratitude

People are starving, people are homeless, people are dying for lack of proper medical care. Lonely people are starved for visits or for signs of affection. Children are abused, often by adults who know no other way to act.

Victims of war, of crime, of natural disasters–how many victims there are!

So many problems overwhelm the suffering, overwhelm those with caring hearts. So many problems overwhelm me–I am tempted to give up.

Thank you, Lord, for the courage you give those who work for justice.

Thank you, Lord, for the strength you give those who bring comfort to the suffering. Help me do my part.

Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers (and sisters), be firm, steadfast, always fully devoted to the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord you labor not in vain.   1 Corinthians 15:57-58

 

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