Seeking Help in an Hour of Need

Seeking Help in an Hour of NeedWe all experience times when we’re feeling boxed in. These emotions often arise when we’re faced with overwhelming challenges or worries about the future. Fears like this are not unique to the era of COVID-19, as they can arise in other periods of transition. In times like these, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. If you’ve faced difficult seasons in life, perhaps you can relate to the feelings of crisis a woman experiences in an unplanned pregnancy. Feeling stuck, alone, or scared. What can we do when we find ourselves feeling this way? Turn to God for answers. In our greatest hour of need, we can always count on Him to be there and lead us down the right path.

Caring Network’s compassionate ministry has been helping women and their families for nearly 40 years. We counsel every client through the emotional journey of an unplanned pregnancy. Each of our centers throughout DuPage County offers nonjudgmental support and free services when our clients need it most. Our life-affirming mission helps women see they’re not alone. Find out more about how you can join us in making a difference in the lives of women by reaching out today!

A Reminder of God’s Promises

The holidays are often a time when the weight of our negative emotions may be at their heaviest. On top of working through family-related issues, feelings of loneliness, or loss of loved ones, there is an added difficulty with navigating a pandemic. It’s easy to feel discouraged. But we’re not alone. Let’s not forget this season is a reminder of God’s love. God is always watching over us, and He is faithful in His promises to us.

As the Bible tells us in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” To be a child of God means we are never abandoned or forsaken by Him. He keeps watch over us and guides us through life’s difficult journeys.

No matter what challenges we find ourselves faced with, it’s important to remember we can always call upon God’s grace. Recalling His goodness can ignite a little spark of joy in our hearts. It’s also something we must share with others so they too can understand the force of God that soothes our hearts when they ache.

Where to Turn In Times of Struggle

When we feel lost or alone, God finds ways to manifest himself so he can comfort us in our time of need. At times when we feel weak, He is there to carry us. He appears to us in the words and deeds of others so we can experience His goodness firsthand and feel blessed to know Him. He may guide us toward our friends, relatives, or professional resource. It is good to know we are safe and secure in His care.

Now, how might we permit God to work through us so we can be there for another one of His children? If we came across a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, what might God expect from us? It’s likely He would want us to be patient and kind. When communicating with someone who may be in a crisis, we would not need to lean on our own understanding, but trust in the wisdom God has given us.

You may be uncertain about what comfort you can offer, but God has already gifted you with an answer. If you cross paths with a woman who’s distressed by a sudden pregnancy, it’s likely God is calling on you to play a role. On top of extending words of kindness to this woman, you can gently inform her about helpful resources. Places like pregnancy centers can keep her safe and ensure she is connected to the help she needs.

Each of us has found ourselves overwhelmed by the unexpected turns our lives sometimes take. But when God finds a way to lead us back toward Him, our paths can become a bit clearer.

Caring Network invites you to join our mission to save lives. Your prayers, volunteer work, and partnership are valuable in helping us serve women in a Godly manner. We understand our clients’ need for holistic, supportive care. We are there for them just we would want others to be there for us. Reach out today to see how you can become a part of our life-saving work.