God is at work in Glasgow and His rule and reign is having an impact on rough sleeping. But the job isn't done, writes Grant in his latest blog, and he asks us all to join together in prayer.
The Bible tells us that the Kingdom of God is both near and here. If it has come in all its fullness – I’m pretty gutted with the results thus far. If nothing of God’s Kingdom has arrived – then I’m beaten and might as well go back to bed.
However, what I see and witness is satan seeking to destroy, and God consistently breaking through and redeeming that which is broken. We’re seeing God’s rule and reign having an impact on rough sleeping in Glasgow. A few years ago, we and partners in the city would regularly talk about 40 to 50 rough sleepers each night. Today, partners report that, despite an increased visibility of rough sleeping, actual numbers have decreased. What an incredible answer to prayer! God wants homes for his creation.
More to be done
The job isn’t done though. We’re deeply saddened that those who remain on the street often refuse help and assistance. We need to better understand the context of those who don’t engage. Often a lifetime of being let down, mixed with the complexities of addiction and mental health struggles, lead people to reject any offers of help.
As people who believe in the power of prayer and who are passionately seeking God’s Kingdom and His rule and reign here on earth, we’re convinced there is a huge challenge and opportunity for us to pray and to see those who are on the street experience miraculous breakthrough and transformation.
Will you join us on our knees and pray? We can be part of the answers to our prayers. Indeed it is our supporters who give their time and money that enables so much to take place here at Glasgow City Mission. Thank you.
Join us at our prayer walk on Tuesday 25 April. Read more on our events page.