I realize that a blanket and a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning or water and bug spray in the heat of a Texas summer will not change the circumstances of someone who lives on the streets. I will be honest... I've struggled with whether or not this is even worth it. Most of the people I meet are looking for a ride out of town, which I cannot offer. But every time I go to God with this doubt, He says the same thing: "It's not your job to change their circumstances; it's mine." And though a "Hello" and a smile seem like such small things, a single act of LOVE, no matter how small, can bring hope to someone who desperately needs it. It also brings dignity and worth. That is what I've been called to do. God's got the rest.
He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. 1 Peter 2:24 (NLT)