Sometimes people baffle me. I don’t understand why our first instinct isn’t to help. There are so many hurting people in the world around us. People who just need someone to come along and care enough to lend a hand. To lift them up out of where circumstance has taken them. I feel like it should be second nature. When someone is hungry you feed them. When someone is thirsty you give them something to drink. When someone is homeless you give them shelter. When someone is hurting you do whatever it takes to lift them up out of their pain. And when there is nothing you can physically do to help them we should be lifting them up in prayer. Not as a last resort but as a first line of attack.
This week I challenge you to take a good look at the people around you. When you see someone who is in pain. Who is hurting in some sort of way. Think first, “How can I help.” If you don’t know what to do or say to help, let me give you some words of wisdom a dear friend gave me. Sometimes words aren’t needed. Sometimes all someone needs is for you to listen. We can all do at least that.
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