“For the Lord saws that the affliction…there was no helper for Israel.” 2 Kings 14:26
Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) was an escaped slave who repeatedly risked her life to free slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. Also know as “Moses,” Tubman was an African American abolitionist who inspired generations of African Americans struggling for equality and civil rights. During the Civil War she served as a Union spy, and after the war she helped set up schools for freed slaves and struggled for women’s suffrage.
To her biographer, Sarah H. Bradford, Harriet Tubman stated:
I had crossed de line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but dere was no one to welcome me to de land of freedom, I was a stranger in a strange land, and my home after all was down in de old cabin quarter, wid de ole folks, and my brudders and sisters. But to dis solemn resolution I came; I was free, and dey should be free also; I would make a home for dem in de North, and de Lord helping me, I would bring dem all dere. Oh, how I prayerd den, lying all alone on de cold, damp ground; “Oh, dear Lord,” I said, “I haint got no friend but you. Come to my help, Lord, for I’m in trouble!” ‘Twant me, ’twas the Lord. I always told Him, “I trust to You. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,” and He always did.
I know that we all go through trials and situations where we may feel as though we are alone with no one to turn to. But Just as Harriet Tubman trusted in the Lord in her loneliest moment, you can too! You too can trust in God and be assured that He’ll guide you and protect you all the days of your life!
“In God We Still Trust” by Dr. Richard G. Lee
copyright 2009, pg. 82