You’ve seen this sign before and most likely done as I have done and passed right by. And perhaps as I have also at times, felt compassion and stopped to show mercy with a few dollars. God’s word tells us, “as you have done it to the least of these so you have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40. God wants you to be tendered-hearted and a person who reflects Christ and shows mercy. Another reason to be tender-hearted and show mercy has to do with the twist and turns of life. There may come a day when you find yourself searching for a piece of cardboard and a marker to write out the word “help” hoping God will send someone your way. You may not be that desperate to take such actions today, but you may still need help from God. God wants to help you! He doesn’t need us to hold up a sign, but He does want us to humble ourselves and ask for His help. Why not ask Him to help you? Don’t wait until you are utterly hopeless, ask for help right now. “Father God, help me get through this day. God, help me overcome this desire. Help me to love. Help me reconnect with my children. Help me save my marriage. Help me find a job. Help me with this decision, Lord. God I need your help today to do what I know I need to do in Jesus name. I need help.” Hold your sign up to God and He may not give you what you want. be but He will help you with what you need.

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