The Five Minute Friday prompt this week is … Weak. You can click at the bottom of this post to get to Kate Motaung’s site and read all that has been shared on this word.
The very sight of the word prompt brings a portion of Scripture to mind:
“He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them. He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them. He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious to him.”
(Psalm 72:12-14, NLT)
There are so many pressing needs in the lives of people all around us, the gamut of which can be overwhelming.
The mere sharing of requests makes me realize my own limited ability to change situations, provide for needs, or right wrongs. And in that split second of recognizing my own inabilities, I get a glimpse of The One who is able to do all things …
He alone …
The word ‘rescue’ denotes a “physical deliverance from enemies or catastrophes” (Old Testament Lexical Aids from The Key Note Bible). It also means “to give victory”.
There is not a situation nor a need for which our God is not able to bring victory. His hand is not short nor His ear unable to hear. We need only to cry to Him.
And we have a God who feels.
He feels for His people. His heart is moved with compassion to demonstrate mercy to His people, to spare us from more than we can bear.
Our God feels for us, His people.
For each of our lives are precious to Him.
He comes to the weak.