In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me. Look to the right and see: there is none that takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul. I cry to you, O LORD; I say, ‘You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.’ Attend to my cry, for I am in desperate need! Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me! Bring me out of prison that I may give thanks to your name! ~Psalm 142:3b-7a
For those who fall into the sex trafficker’s trap, David’s words of desperation resonate deeply. They see no refuge and feel that no one cares. In what practical ways can I “find” them and let them know I care? “The goal of faithfulness is not that we will do work for God, but that He will be free to do His work through us” (Oswald Chambers). Perhaps I can volunteer with a local organization ministering to victims or become a mentor to survivors.
~30 Day Prayer Guide, Shared Hope International