Said in Kindness

A Facebook friend posted this question “Who can help someone in a bad situation? And don’t tell me God because He uses people like you and me if we are willing to be used?” Questions and Christian advice. like, “What do you need?” or “You must ask God before you ask man.”

By assuming that he did not ask God for his needs prompted him to firmly state otherwise. Continuing, he made Biblical reference to what he thought was the problem. “What use is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,’ yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?” (James 2:14-16 NASB) How easy it is to assume others are hypocrites, without faith, when in dire need.

Being conscious of the dire needs of man is almost a daily event when the number of friends are in the thousands. Maybe saying “No” to their desperate situations, while agreeing to pray, has led me to better understand God’s dealings with His own children. Who is to say that the “bad situation” is not God’s will for you.

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”1 Thessalonians 5:18. If God wanted to change our situation He would move mountains if they were in the way or move the hearts of men. Perhaps it is our heart that needs to be moved before our circumstances.