Destitution is a sorry state when basic necessities are also lacking. There could be many causes. It could be a recession in the economy due to which there are no jobs, or could be due to some personal disability which prevents productive work, etc. When the basics of life like food, clothing, shelter, etc are lacking we define such a person as “BPL” ( below poverty line ).

In such a situation what should a person do. Beside trying to make efforts to improve his living condition, the person needs to practise forbearance & have faith in God. Indeed God often provides that much extra patience to people who have that much extra suffering. Patience is a great prescription for destitution.

Patience is a shield against destitution.