When the Chips are Down

A poor man is shunned by all his relatives; how much more do his friends avoid him! Though he pursues them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found. Proverbs 19:7

We generally have a bias towards the poor in our society. When you have no job, your clothes are a bit tattered and you’re living on the streets, no one is your friend. Friends are hard to come by when “the chips are down,” so to speak.

Some reading this have experienced that “economic downturn” in their lives. You’ve known what it’s like to sleep in your car and to not have a place you call home. You know the anxiety and stress it puts you under especially if there are kids involved. Perhaps you even know the reality of friends and family shunning you, which may be harder than the physical living conditions.

Wherever you are, take the time to thank God for your living conditions. Thank Him that you do have a roof over your head and food in your stomach. Pray for those you know who are in those kinds of minimal conditions, then see what you can do to help. Pray also that God will meet them in their hour of need.

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