You certainly go for the tough questions!!! When I look at this on a world scale, I feel utterly useless. So much need, it’s completely overwhelming.
So I go back to a principle I use whenever I give in ministry – made it my prayer every time I used to lead worship. My loaves and fishes prayer. Jesus, all I seem to have to offer feels like a couple of stale bread rolls and half a small tin of tuna, but I’m giving it all to You. Take it, break it and make it more. I can’t feed all the need in this room, in this town, in this world. But you can. You use what You want out of what I give and make it more, like You did in Galilee. And every time I pray that, He does. Even in worship, I can look around the room and see the most important thing happening in that room is what He is doing, not what I did. And that’s truly wonderful and truly liberating. He knows how to use what you offer.
It keeps the guilt away that paralyses action. It makes everything you have to offer available for the King but it doesn’t make you responsible for solving it all. That’s too heavy a burden to carry. As John Wimber used to say “I’m just change in His pocket. He can spend me any way He pleases.” I guess the trick is constantly making yourself available and asking Him what He requires from you.
“He has shown you, O man, what is good and what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)