Being a voice to the voiceless is something you may hear around the Christian circles. But have you really stopped to think about what it means?
Proverbs 31:8-9 says, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice” (NLT).
I do believe that we should help the disable and the poor. God calls us to do so many times throughout Scripture. But what about the people that we do not know are voiceless?
Your friends, acquaintances, or other people in your life may not have a voice, but you just don’t realize it.
They may have lost their voice to fear, depression, abuse, or whatever else.
People who have hidden secrets and fears may actually look happy and normal on the outside. But we cannot see how much they want to lift their voice on the inside. We cannot see the struggle they face on a daily basis.
What if you know someone who struggles with not having a voice? How can you help?
Here a few ways to be a help to the voiceless:
Show God’s love. We are called to love one another with an unconditional, self-sacrificing love. The kind of love Christ showed to us. If you show true love to someone, it will impact them in more ways than you could imagine.
Encourage them in any way possible. Give them little gifts. Write them an encouraging letter. Take them out for a cup of coffee. Have friendly, godly conversations with them. Find ways to encourage them and lift them up through their struggles.
Tell your story. We have all been through hard times in our lives. We have faced struggles and felt pain. But when you get through the hardships, you have an amazing story to share. God has molded you into a new person during your struggles. He has given you freedom from your pain. You can share your story and your freedom. It may help the person who can not find their voice.
God wants us to help those who need help. He wants us to speak for those who can’t do so on their own.
It is our responsibility as His children. It is our responsibility to those who need it most.
In His amazing love,
Share your story in the comments below to encourage others who may not be able to find their voice!