How to Give the Best Help

Today, my husband Larry offers two simple steps to help others fortify their faith when they are going through a life storm. Here’s Larry…

How can we best help someone embroiled in a tough battle, whether it be a serious illness, a broken relationship, or deep discouragement? There are multiple ways to help. Yet, if we help them fortify their faith in God, we help them find supernatural comfort, courage, and strength.

Two simple steps to help others fortify their faith.

  1. Refortify your own faith.
    Hearing practical truth from God fortifies my faith. In Luke 9, I read how Jesus sent the Apostles on an assignment and told them not to take any provisions for their trip. Their needs would be met, but not in a way they could predict. This assured me that God will provide for me even when I can’t foresee how. This strengthened my faith where I needed it.

    This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith” (1 Jn. 5:4 NIV).

    This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our #faith” (1 Jn. 5:4 NIV). #BestHelp Click To Tweet
  2. Turn your insights into prayers.
    The principles I receive from God often become prayers for others. After being reminded of how God meets our needs, I prayed a young woman, who’d just ended a toxic relationship, would believe God has healthy and satisfying relationships in her future.

    And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others” (2 Tim. 2:2 NIV).

Truth is both caught and taught. When we live by faith and pray for others, we provide the best help.





Larry Wilson


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  1. Ann Musico

    Very practical tips for how to really help someone who is in need.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thank you, Ann. I hope you are having a good week. We got a new puppy, so guess what I’m doing!

    • Carolyn Moseley

      Just the right timing for me going into situations with others. What great comfort when we focus on And in His promises and leave the situation to Him in prayer. It is His and not mine to fix. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Patsy Burnette

    Thank you, Larry, for these excellent reminders. God has just been impressing on me this day the importance of lifting others up in prayer in a deliberate and effectual way.


    Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thank you, Patsy. Sometimes we look at prayer as a last resort instead of the the best resort.

  3. Lauren Renee Sparks

    I was very affirmed in this today. Thank you.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Lauren, I’m so glad.

  4. Mary Geisen

    Thank you for this truth today. The thought of turning my insights into prayer is just another praise into how God works all things for our good.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Yes, well said, Mary!

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