We are living in very odd times and the pandemic devastating the world has affected home life, even worsened the women’s situation around the globe. In cities, towns, and villages we are to minister, everywhere we encounter sufferings, women being violated and abused. Young women abused and other left to raise children as single mothers.
Like Laeticia, on our Community Transformation Group witnessed being abused while living at her relatives in the absence of her parents. She ended up being abused, got pregnant and had to struggle alone to raise the baby.
Sometimes the Lord calms the storm; sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms his child. Paul encourages us herein saying:” And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in
Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 (NIV) 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting the whole of your care on Him, for He cares for you affectively and cares about you watchfully.”
We need to pray to open the floodgates of God’s intimate grace and power to flow towards our families in need. We know that God can act without prayer but invites us and allows us to participate in His work on earth through prayer. The Lord is our hope, the answer to our troubles. We need to humble ourselves and seek His face in odd times as this.