Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | April 20, 2023

The World Needs Us

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.” Isaiah 40:1 (NIV)

As defined by Merriam-Webster, to comfort someone means to give strength and hope, or to ease someone’s grief or trouble.

I believe most people would agree with me if I said that the world is going through much trouble and tribulation these days.  There is an ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine that has lasted well over a year, bringing death and suffering to thousands of adults and children. There have been numerous natural disasters going on around the world and also right here in the United States.  On top of that, in a span of three short months, from January to March of this year, there have been 13 mass shootings around the nation, including killings in schools.

In my native Brazil, a band of corrupt individuals frauded the 2022 Presidential election and took over that office.  They have taken the country into a downward spiral economically, politically and in many other areas, causing so much loss and injustice, also within a period of three months.

World leaders, whose people have trusted them to guard their nations, are instead, too hungry for power and too interested in watching after their own interests. Instead of fulfilling their promises, they go for the jugular of anyone who stands in their way, with all their might, not weighing the consequences of their actions and throwing caution to the wind. And the land suffers, the people perish, and all that once was considered good, becomes corroded by bad politics and a lack of compassion.

There are so many people suffering around us.  The rate at which mental illness is growing is astounding, and unfortunately, it claims too many lives.  We need to  be the arms and hands of Jesus.  We must extend a hand to someone in pain.  We must comfort those who are mourning and desperate for a simple act of kindness.

“Dear Lord, thank You for modeling to us what it means to be kind and compassionate.  Please help us to not get comfortable in not seeing the pain around us.”

For His Glory

Luska Natali
TRBC Women’s Life



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