Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Searching For Wisdom #2

Today, during Wisdom Search, another verse jumped out at me.

Psalm 142:4 which says, 'I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.'

What came to my mind when I read this were the young women who, unwisely, sleeps with or even just lives with a man and then the man leaves her. She may be pregnant or not. Her family may have rejected her. 'I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man (or woman) that would no me...' This suggests that she has no one to turn to, no one willing to know her when she needs help. '...Refuge failed me...' Her family or the man she was trusting with her life have turned away and rejected her comfort and refuge. '...No man (or woman) cared for my soul.' The people around her don't care what happens to her. No one thinks her life is worth anything. We need to be there for those women. 'I looked on my right hand...' we need to be were we can be seen if someone is looking for help. '...There was no man that would know me...' We need to be willing to be looked down on because we helped someone no one else thought it worth the effort to help. '...Refuge failed me...' We need to be able to offer a refuge to those who have been rejected by their friends and family. '...No man cared for my soul.' We need to be there to tell others that we do care for their soul. This doesn't go for just women. There are men turned away from their loved ones as well that we can help. I focused on women today because they are more vulnerable and people are more likely to turn away from them.

We need to be available to ANYONE who need our help. People can help by being there to listen. We can help by being moral support, offering our time and home and telling them, in a gentle way, about someone who cares for them and will love them always.

Again, my thoughts have just poured out. At least it's not as long as last time, right?

1 comment:

Marie said...

Psalm is my favorite book, you never know what amazing nugget you'll find in there.

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