Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God . 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Almost everyone can come up with a name of a person who is truly needy or suffering in some way. A friend or family member with cancer. Perhaps someone who lost their job. A person going through a divorce. An individual mourning the loss of a loved one.
There are many people we cross paths with daily who may smile but may have serious needs and hurts in their lives hidden from others. There is the good intention of getting involved and helping someone but maybe you never get around to it. Even the simple gesture of a greeting card mailed to a person. An unexpected gift of encouragement. A kind word. A visit?
You may think you are not in the obvious position of encouragement like say someone in the medical profession who daily is in contact with hurt and pain, but no matter where you are and who you come into contact with there is a need to be met. God wants to use you to encouragement and spread hope.
PRAYER: Each day father make me aware of someone I know who needs to be uplifted. I pray for those persons right now serving you in foreign lands that you would strengthen and protect them daily as they are often in hostile environments. Use me to spread hope. In Jesus' name. Amen.