Most everyone I know agrees that it is important to help people in need. But, when the rubber hits the road, it is hard to know what to do. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with the need, I start simply by praying and asking the Lord "how do you want me to help?"
Here are some great verses to pray over as we feel concern for those in need of physical assistance.
"There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land. Deuteronomy 15:11
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13
Ask the Lord to show you the need around our area.
Ask for exactly what you need to do.
Ask for the courage to get beyond your comfort zone.
Then....go do it.