Whenever something bad happens, some catastrophic event, and even smaller ones, my heart goes out to those affected. A lot of time I can’t do any physical act to show my support and help them.
I’m often times discouraged because of this fact -the want to do something, but I am unable to.
All I can do is offer a prayer.
“He will respond to the prayer of the destitute, he will not despise their plea.”
It’s just a prayer.
I say this for myself often.
A prayer isn’t a “little” thing. If you are able to go out and do something, awesome. But if you have limited resources or no knowledge to be helpful, it’s okay.
A prayer is small, but powerful. (Think of the tide or wind, you can’t see it, but you can see the effects of a strong and powerful force. I even heard someone on the radio today say that if you feel too small to do anything, then you haven't spent the night with a mosquito. Nothing is too small to cause change.) A prayer is a message that God, the Creator, will listen to, and answer in His time.It’s not a text that will be rejected as “undelivered” or “read” but unanswered. He will listen, and He will answer.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
1 John 5:14
So don’t be putting yourself down every time you can’t go out and do. Sometimes God needs you to be behind the scenes, being the one to pray up a storm.
God gave the gift of prayer for a reason; don’t waste it.