“’Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,’ says the Lord. ‘I will protect them from those who malign them.’ And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver refined in the furnace of clay, purified seven times.” (Psalm 12:5-6)
The promises of God to the poor and the oppressed are pure and flawless; they will never fail. Every promise that He gives will stand and remain no matter what it comes up against. Nothing can ever rob these promises or change the way in which He sees the poor and the oppressed. He will rise on their behalf and fight for them.
This is the truth that refugees ought to stand on; that in spite of the great injustices committed towards them, God sees, He cares, and He redeems. We can bank all of our lives and effort on this reality. God is present in these lives; we just need to find him and see what He is already doing.
This is what I want to do. I want to find God in the midst of human suffering and agony, and see what He is doing, how He is redeeming all things to mself, and how He is bringing beauty. We so often see these situations and are overwhelmed but I believe it is much more powerful to find the beauty within them and to be changed by it.