Walk Towards the Hurting

Written on 08/18/2021
Christian Dunn

Verse: 1 Thessalonian 5:14

And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 

When horses race they put blinders on their eyes so that they can only see forward. It reduces distractions from behind them or beside them so they can stay focused on running straight.

Sometimes we can go through life with blinders on. We just put our heads down and do our thing. We take care of our stuff, and we don't notice the people to our left or our right. We can walk right through life not seeing the people are hurting. We can walk right past the disheartened, the weak, and the struggling.

Paul challenges us in this verse, and I want to challenge you. Can you the kind of person who SEES the people around you? Can you notice when someone is disheartened? Can you see when someone is feeling weak? And then, can you go to them?

Jesus walked towards the hurting over and over again in his life. And he's still doing it. When you walk towards the hurting you will find Jesus in those moments. 

What would happen if we all decided to be people who walked towards others who are hurting, and offered them encouragement, help, and prayer?

Give me eyes to see the people you are moving towards God!