“The Lord hears his people when they call to Him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” – Psalm 34:17-18
Yesterday, we talked about four men that saw their paralyzed brother not for his limitations or problems, but for his potential! We asked the question, “How often do we encounter people and completely lock in on their deficiencies, defects, and flaws? Then we write them off as “too far gone…”
We don’t serve a God that leaves us hanging in our hopelessness. Jesus loves bringing hope to the hopeless. Psalm 34:17-18 says, “The Lord hears his people when they call to Him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”
Don’t miss what this says: God sees us. He hears us. He rescues us. He is near to us, and He saves us.
And in a similar way, if we are going to serve God well, we need to SEE people like He sees people. Jesus is not interested in quickly writing people off. As Psalm 34 says, He hears their call for help and is ready to rescue them from their troubles.
If we want to be like Jesus, we should be slower to judge and quicker to help. Instead of seeing people and what their weaknesses are, we see them for how we can help them. In doing so, we are choosing to serve others because that is what Jesus would do. And in serving others, we are serving Him.
Jesus is quick to bring hope to the hopeless. Who can you bring hope to? Who do you know who is in need of hope? Maybe they need to know someone cares. Maybe they need to know that someone will come to their rescue. Maybe they need a text, a phone call, or a meal.
Whatever it is, challenge yourself to SEE others, not to write them off, but to serve them. How can you bring hope to the hopeless? It is what Jesus would do, and if we want to serve Him, it is what we should do too!