“The Lord replies, “I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do” (Psalm 12:5 NLT).


We tend to turn our eyes away from the helpless, fearing they may ask us for help. We cover our ears to the groans of the poor, hoping they will knock on someone else’s door. Yet, the Lord sees and hears them. He does not turn away His eyes, nor cover His ears. He is ready to rise up to rescue them.
Following the Lord we begin to look for the helpless and listen to the poor. We no longer turn away. Looking and listening with the Lord’s eyes, we sense Him calling us to rise up and participate in their rescue. When the disciples saw that the crowds were hungry, the Lord said, “You feed them” (Mark 6:37). And like the disciples we worry that we don’t have the resources. But the resources are the Lord’s. Ours is the looking, listening and the rising up to join the Lord in His work. Doing so, He multiplies our resources.
PRAYER: Lord, help us to see the helpless and hear the poor with Your eyes and ears. You are the Head and we are Your body. Help us to trust the means of rescue to You. Yet, we desire to rise up to join You in the work. Thank You Lord for your provision and calling. In Jesus name, Amen.