I don't know what to do, but my eyes are upon You.

I find myself sitting and staring at the wall of my living room. 
I can't seem to gather my words and my thoughts together. 
I'm scattered. 

You see, more and more I've become aware of startling statistics. 

27 million men, women, and children in slavery world wide. (IJM)
Approximately 80 percent of human trafficking victims are women and girls, and up to 50 percent are minors. (IJM)
At least one out of every three women in the world has been raped, beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise violently abused in her lifetime. (U.N. Development Fund for Women). 
In developing countries, approximately 130 million children and teens — age 17 or under — have lost one or both parents. (Compassion International).
31,000 children are killed by adults each year with the majority being less than four years old (World Health Organization). 
Between a quarter and half of all children report severe and frequent physical abuse, including being beaten, kicked or tied up by caregivers. (Compassion International).

And the statistics go on and on and on. 

I mean, what am I supposed to do with statistics like that?
I can't plead ignorance.
I can't ignore them.
The problems still exist.
But it is not even a question of ignoring it, I CAN'T ignore them.
These statistics aren't just statistics. They are PEOPLE. And I can't ignore people.
I can't call myself a Christian and ignore these disturbing truths and the people affected by them. Jesus calls us to defend the fatherless, the widow and the poor.

My heart is breaking and I want to do something, but I have no idea where to start.

For we have no power...nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.
 - 2 Chronicles 20:12 - 




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