Best Verses: Psalm 82:3-4 “3 Vindicate the weak and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute. 4 Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.”


There are so many people in the world who need a helping hand.  I am sure in your community there are hundreds of people who just need someone to come alongside them.  They are the weak, fatherless, afflicted, destitute and needy spoken of here in this Psalm. 

How can you help? How about meeting some immediate needs? It doesn’t do any good to preach to someone who is starving.  The Word is much more affective when they feel safe and warm.  Remember that everyone in this situation is also loved by our Father. He wants them to come home too.


If your children are old enough, take them to a homeless shelter to help feed some people this year.  Find a local ministry that is meeting these needs and donate to it.  Help your child with a bake sale to raise money for a needy family.  If possible, do this anonymously.  That is so much more fun.

Teaching our children to reach out to others can be just as instructive for us as adults.  We get accustomed to our lifestyles and overlook those around us who have real needs.  There may be someone right in your church who just needs a little help. Be the family of God to them.

I have never known anyone who reached out to help someone who regretted it.  I believe you should always make sure the need is legitimate, but ultimately that is not your concern.  If the Spirit in you is leading you to help, do it.  He will handle the outcome.  

Lord, I look around and see those less fortunate than me everywhere.  Give me the desire to help.  Give me the courage to reach out and be the hand of Jesus.


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