My husband and I just saw the movie, The Sound of Freedom...(true story about a homeland security officer who rescued sex trafficked children). For several years, the cry of my heart in intercession has been, "Set the captives free, Lord!" It's painful to think about the atrocities perpetrated against innocent people daily. It's almost too much to comprehend that human trafficking has become a $150 billion dollar a year industry...
I'm reminded of an old song written by Matthew West, entitled, Do Something. The bulk of this devotion will be the lyrics to that song:
I woke up this morning
Saw a world full of trouble now Thought, how'd we ever get so far down How's it ever gonna turn around So I turned my eyes to Heaven I thought, "God, why don't You do something?"
Well, I just couldn't bear the thought of people living in poverty Children sold into slavery The thought disgusted me So, I shook my fist at Heaven Said, "God, why don't You do something?" He said, "I did, I CREATED YOU!" If not us, then who, If not me and you Right now, it's time for us to do something If not now, then when Will we see an end to all this pain It's not enough to do nothing It's time for us to do something I'm so tired of talking about how we are God's hands and feet But it's easier to say than to be Live like angels of apathy who tell ourselves It's alright, "somebody else will do something" Well, I don't know about you But I'm sick and tired of life with no desire I don't want a flame, I want a fire I wanna be the one who stands up and says, "I'm gonna do something" We are the salt of the earth. We are a city on a hill But we're never gonna change the world By standing still No we won't stand still
Other than prayer, I really don't know what the answer is, but I do know we each have a part in bringing about change in this world. The Lord may give you large scale divine strategies, or you may reach 1 person at a time. Perhaps you will make a difference by supporting ministries that have the means to do what you can't, but there's a work to do and with God we can each make an impact that's much larger than us! Seek His guidance, then DO SOMETHING!