The past few years have hit us hard with natural and economic disasters. Hundreds of Thousands of people are being left without homes or food at the mercy of charitable organizations and strangers. Although organizations and individuals are doing all that they can do to help those in need, providing even a single meal for so many helpless people is an enormous task, not to mention providing for them for the months that follow as they struggle to find a place to live and be able to sustain themselves. I feel that if we are doing well financially, it’s our duty as mankind to help those whose lives have been devastated by unpredictable means.
At least for me, it’s crazy to think about how so many of these struggling, helpless people were living a normal, happy, and somewhat predicable life until completely unpredictable disaster destroyed their old way of living and they have to start over with nothing. The emotional trauma would be hard enough to deal with by itself, not to mention trying to feed themselves and their families.I’m having a moderately difficult and stressful time trying to provide for myself and my wife right now as it is, and when financial troubles come up, I sometimes feel pretty helpless, so I can’t even imagine what the men trying to support their families are going through in these circumstances.
Then, there’s the economic struggles. Just look around you. The United States along with several other nations
(such as Greece) are having serious financial problems. The short sighted and impulsive nature of so many individuals have landed millions of people in overwhelming debt. Trying to keep a family happily fed and satisfied while trying to get out of debt is not an easy task.
There are those, however, who are taking precautions to better stand against struggles coming their way. There will undoubtedly be times in our lives when we will be glad to have a back up supply of food and provisions to tide us over until things turn right for us again. Food and water may be taken for granted to some extent right now, but they will be a precious commodity to us in times of need. Even though we can’t predict if our house will be taken out by a tornado, or if we’ll have time to pack our food supply with us in an evacuation…we know that having some emergency supplies is better than having none.