What’s the best way to help those in rough places? How do we show support and be in sync with God’s purpose? While each situation and person vary, I’ve found two qualities that promote wise help for all.
Before Jesus sent the disciples out to rescue others, He gave them personal peace (Jn 20:19, 21). When I have a calm spirit, I’m not moved by pressure, guilt, or my own agenda. I’m able to respond to a dilemma with a sound mind (1 Jn 4:7-12, 19; Lk 10:33)
The best assistance helps a person become better. Some are in tough places through no fault of their own. They may be honorable people. But our Father is in the process of making His family better (Rom 8:28-30).
Some people want relief from a trial more than they want maturity. Since we want to be in sync with God, we need His wisdom (Jas 1:2-4). We seek Him and trust Him to orchestrate our efforts to accomplish His best.
I asked a man, who’d lost his family because of his own sin, how I could help him. “I want to become a better person, whether or not my family comes back to me,” he said.
He’s in a good place to receive the right help.
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