Many times when we are going through problems, we find ourselves worried about our situation and we have no time to think about others. Those are the times we want to be helped and encouraged and much of our energy is directed towards our predicament. The last thing we want is someone who has a worse problem than us asking us to help them. However, a closer look at the scriptures reveals it is during our most difficult and trying moments that God will bring people our way to encourage and minister to. The scriptural story of David running away from king Saul is such an example. In his most desperate hour, instead of David getting support from fellow soldiers or senior people in Saul’s government, it’s the people who were in problems, who were in debts and discontented who went out to be with David. God send people to David who needed encouragement when David was at his lowest and needed encouragement himself. God did not send David professional counsellors of his days but rather people who needed to be counseled and encouraged. That is how God deals with our issues many times. To encourage us, He brings people our way who needs encouragement. It’s when you are down financially that you get people coming your way to borrow money. This is because there is no great ministry to a suffering person like the sufferers ministry to others . It is when you need encouragement that God will bring someone your way to encourage. By doing this, God teaches us that the best way to get what we want is to find someone else who needs it and give it to them as it always have a boomerang effect and comes back to us. Are you hurting and discouraged? Look for someone to encourage. Are you down financially? Look for someone in need and give them something. It’s difficult yes but many times its God’s preferred formula that we give from our empty for it always comes back to us.
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38 NIV
Last modified: August 6, 2020