Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Hope for the Heart Part 13 - Ask for Insight

Cathy’s face glowed as she talked about the gentle care of her Heavenly Father. She told me how God had provided people to care and words she had needed to hear as she searched for wholeness.

The pain of her past has been healed and she is experiencing wholeness in her heart that she never was possible. I poured the tea and listened to her story. It was a story of hurt, confusion and fear. It was a story of a heart desperate to connect with God.

Cathy spoke of the people God had placed in her life. She told me how several had said just the things she needed to hear. Simple truths spoken at just the right moment. And her heart was drawn to God.

You may be the only link to God that someone in your circle may ever have! Ask God for insight to understand those around you. Ask to have compassion for the people you encounter. Be sensitive to the moments He gives you to speak a simple word of love and encouragement.

“A word spoken at the right time is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” (Proverbs 25:11)

As you walk beside those who hurt, ask God to give you fresh insight into what to say. It need not be wordy or long. It ought not to be your own ideas of how to fix a particular problem. It may only be a hug.

We need His insight to hear the hurt and understand the needs around us. He will give the words to touch a heart reaching out and longing to be whole. You only need to be willing. He will give the opportunities!

prayer & reflection

Father God,
I give You my willing heart to reach out to those in my world. I ask for Your insight and compassion. Thank You that You have positioned people in my life who long to hear about Your gentle love and care. I ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I can be overflowing with Your love and speak Your truths. May You shine through me so those around me are drawn to You!
In the powerful name of Jesus I pray, amen.