Rescue Mission


Volunteers at a farm animal rescue organization in Australia found a wandering sheep weighed down by more than seventy-five pounds of filthy, matted wool. Rescuers suspected the sheep had been forgotten and lost in the bush for at least five years. Volunteers soothed him through the uncomfortable process of shearing away his heavy fleece. Once freed from his burden, Baarack ate. His legs grew stronger. He became more confident and content as he spent time with his rescuers and the other animals at the sanctuary.

The psalmist David understood the pain of being weighed down with heavy burdens, feeling forgotten and lost, and desperate for a rescue mission. In Psalm 38, David cried out to God. He had experienced isolation, betrayal, and helplessness (vv. 11–14). Still, he prayed with confidence: “Lord, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God” (v. 15). David didn’t deny his predicament or minimize his inner turmoil and physical ailments (vv. 16–20). Instead, he trusted that God would be near and answer him at the right time and in the right way (vv. 21–22).

When we feel weighed down by physical, mental, or emotional burdens, God remains committed to the rescue mission He planned from the day He created us. We can count on His presence when we cry out to Him: “Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior” (v. 22).

Reflect: How has God revealed His faithfulness when you’ve felt weighed down? How has God used others to comfort and support you?

Prayer: Gracious God, help me to encourage others who feel weighed down, lost, or forgotten

Published by 5thgenerationgirl

Tammy Wynette is a mother of three and a “G-MA” (grandma). Born in Warren, Arkansas, she currently resides in Sacramento, CA and is pursuing an AA degree in English at American River College, with plans to transfer to California State University, Sacramento (Sac State). She is an active leader and role model in her community, she works with teens sharing and teaching poetry, as well as providing insight for young parents to prosper. She has certificate from NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) and is a trailblazer & Griot, keeper of stories/traditions passed down from her ancestors. As an Author and motivational speaker it’d be an honor to present at your events to inspire, encourage & let our VOICES be heard! She has short stories and poems published in Our Black Mothers Brave, Bold and Beautiful!

19 thoughts on “Rescue Mission

  1. Yes indeed we can count on his presence when we are weighed down and need help. He is a faithful and loving God and that brings me so much comfort to know that he hears my hearts cry.
    Thank you for this word. Blessings.

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  2. Daily prayer (as as daily as possible) brings me comfort and peace that things will be ok – or that I will be ok regardless of how things work out. The comfort of close family and friends are the things I count as the blessings in my life. Happy Friday, Tammy.

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    1. Believe it or not, you are my closest friend or perhaps it’s that you communicate with me more than others. 😊
      People seem to have lots going on & I understand yet I have to seek comfort else where like prayer, reading etc.

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      1. Oh I’m sorry to hear that, Tammy. 😞 I can empathize with the feeling of isolation. People unfortunately get busy in their lives and I wish people thought about reaching out more. I’m glad prayer brings you comfort and that reading brings you enjoyment. And that I can be a friend from afar. Hang in there! 🙏

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      2. Gosh Ab, the bright side is I’m able to use this time to reflect and grow which I’ve been enjoying the journey for the most part. There’s always a bit of light when I choose to look for it. Thanks for shining so bright❣️❣️❣️

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  3. It seems that when I help others, I’m helped. I’ve been fortunate to always find a job, even after my small business didn’t survive covid, I got a job at a children’s library. The more my co-workers and I make it a second home to receptive minds, the lighter I feel. Wool falls off.

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