All over the world, more than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty and according to UNICEF, 22,000 Children die each day due to poverty. There is a wide social gap between the rich and the poor.
Many Parents are struggling with hardship, and cannot make enough money to pay for the rent, Medicine, Children’s needs and food.
There are many homeless poor who live under bridges and street corners because of the high cost of housing. Many helpless sick cannot afford proper Medical care, others cannot afford clothes to wear and many young people join rebel groups in half a dozen countries out of frustration of unemployment.
As a result of hardship some collect waste food from the streets, many people are drawn into prostitution, armed robbery, kidnapping, some even sell their kidney or children’s kidneys which they feel is better than selling their bodies or living on charity in other to meet up.
The poor are being used negatively, maltreated and intimidated. Stolen fund meant for the poor are being used by prominent men in the society, the rich are acquitted for a bribe and deprive the poor of their rights, unemployment is on the rise and in some cases ,before you are employed they will give you condition that is against your spirituality. But because you have no option, you would submit to their condition. Shall we submit so that sin may abound? God forbid. Isaiah 55 tells us that we should resist anything that is against our faith.
Government may have failed you, but God remains faithful and has plans for you( Jeremiah 29:11). God is crying because of the deplorable, hopeless, miserable and wretched conditions of the poor masses.
In Psalm 12:5( KJV ), it is written, “Because the poor are despoiled, because the needy groan, I will now rise up,” says the Lord; “I will place them in the safety for which they long.”
Also in Luke 4:18-19(KJV), the Bible says,” The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lords favour.”
God does not joke with the poor. Are you living in poverty? God loves you very much and His plan is for your welfare. Cry no more and abide continually in God. It is God that lifts up the poor. In 1 Peter 5:10b the Bible says that after you have suffered for a little while, the Lord will establish you and secure you. He will secure you and your family in Jesus Name.
Prayer can change every condition. Pray on with Psalm 34 and you will see where it is written that this poor man called and the Lord answered. He will surely answer you.
I implore you to listen to the cry of the poor in your communities and the world at large. The poor are crying for help. Always come to their aid when you are in a position to do so.
Apply the “Golden rule” in your relationship with everyone; both the poor and the rich. Our Earthly mission is to bring good news to the poor, rather than make their llives miserable.
God bless you as you receive these life liberating messages. Amen and thank you.