Tracy Lynn Betts was arrested by police after leaving her daughter alone in the car while she went to work as a teacher's aide. Someone spotted her naked 12-year-old daughter, eating out of trash cans. All over this country, many parents are having such a hard time caring for their children and even themselves. We are in a recession and are not surprised of what sort of news we may hear. This story does not sound like this mother purposely left her daughter alone. It sounds like it is a great possibility she and her daughter were homeless and she continued to work as a teachers aide, hoping no one would ever find out. What do you think sisters? Do you think this single mother would purposely leave her daughter in the car, naked?
Well the story goes on claiming that Betts allegedly told police she took her daughter's clothes off, so she would not get out of the car. So this sounds like they may have been living in the car and in the daytime, Tracy Lynn struggled to survive by working as a teacher's aide and possibly she caught her daughter before, eating out of the trash. Many single mothers of all races do it, not just black women and they have been doing it for many years. However, this is summer time, it would have been a good idea for Tracy Betts to find a safe place at the school while she works, but only she knows her own situation. It is not so easy to keep people out of your business, if they start asking your child questions.
Sisters, this is how bad the economy is today. Many single black women do not know where to turn. Their family may not help them and if they do, they do not have any peace while living with them and facing persecution for being poor. Then, if they go to the average church, they may turn them away, we have heard of so many similar testimonies to know it actually happens. Therefore, we must learn how to look very close at certain situations and understand what could have happen, especially if we have been there, ourselves. Too many of our sisters are homeless and they go to work and act as they though have a bed to lay in when they get off of work. We really feel deep in our hearts, Betts was not neglecting her child, but doing the best she could to survive as a single black mother in California. In order to live in most cities in California, it is very expensive these days, so this news about Tracy Betts going to work while leaving her 12-year-old daughter out in the car does not surprise us.
What should you do if you are in a situation life Tracy Betts? We encourage you not to give up and be very careful while homeless. Also, be very careful with your children. You must find a way for them to be in a safe place while you are at work. Create a strategic plan and figure out how you are going to be able to afford a place to rent. Motels can be very expensive, so we encourage you to plan to save as much as you can, out of each paycheck you receive. Many times, it can be very hard to move into an apartment with bad credit, but there are some low income places that may not make a big deal about it, unless you save enough for a first and last month's rent, along with your deposit. It is not that easy to find a place to live, in an expensive city, but if you keep searching you maybe fortunate to find a place outside of the city, although you may drive extra miles to work. Matthew 19:26 says, 'But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.'
Most of all, we want you to believe Jesus Christ will make your life better, if you and your children are homeless. Possibly you have given up on life and think God does not love you, because people have turned you away, but God loves you so much and He is very concerned about you. We invite you to accept Jesus into your life by going straight to our Salvation page. It does not matter if you have no place to go and have been poor for a very long time, God will give you an answer to your situation, all you have to do is trust him and not give up. After you accept Christ, your life still may not be easy, but it will be so much better, because He will abide in you and will never leave you alone nor forsake you. You will know Jesus is with you, because you will feel different. So go give Jesus your life right now, dear sisters.
Possibly, you do know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but you are having a very hard time in life and do not know where you are going to sleep tonight or where your next meal is coming from. We want you to keep serving the Lord and trusting in Him. Let us pray for the Lord to change things in your life, dear sisters.
Dear Lord, we bring our sisters before you right now. Lord, we humble ourselves in your presence, asking you to forgive us for whatever we have done to offend you or anyone else. We want you to know we fully surrender our souls to you. If there is anything in our lives that is not pleasing in your sight, we ask you to take out it, right now. Jesus, although the recession is very bad in our country right now, our sisters have always had a hard way to make it. Many of us have not had mothers to train us how to be independent women. We ask you dear Lord to train us how make a living even during this recession and train us to be successful ladies. Give us the guidance how to become not only wealthy, but remain in good health and most of all, teach us how to remain holy and righteous, dear Father. We ask you to lead, guide and comfort our dear sisters. Any personal and financial hardships they are dealing with, we ask you to make it better. Make their lives so fulfilled, they will not ever have to depend on anyone else. For our sisters who are homeless, we ask you dear Lord to protect them from evil while struggling to survive on the streets, including their children. We believe you have heard our prayer, in Jesus precious name. Amen.
In the meantime, we will keep Tracy Betts in our prayers and for her daughter to return in her care.