“The Lord gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners. The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are weighed down. The LORD loves the godly. The LORD protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows, but he frustrates the plans of the wicked.”
Psalms 146:7-9 (NLT)
Is this the God we see in the Bible? Is this the God we pray to? Where do we find this God in our Christian lifestyle? The truth is, the God we worship in the Bible has always taken the poor, downtrodden and displaced people seriously. He expects us to do the same. We serve God when we serve others. Ask God to show you ways you can serve the needy. He cares. Do we?
Lord, I confess I need to be more compassionate. I need to be more proactive in helping the lonely, hurting and distraught. Please show me ways I can start to love those in need the way You do. Even today, lead me to someone I can help.
TODAY’S AFFIRMATION & MEDITATION
I will care for those in need
Fill your mind with images of Jesus feeding the hungry. See Him talking to prisoners with love and acceptance. Hear His tone of compassion as He ministers to those who are emotionally distraught. See Him caring for those in need. Hear Him as He says to you, “Go and do the same.” Answer His call and say, I will care for those in need.
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