Psalm 41:2 “Happy is he who has regard for the lowly and the poor;/ in the day of misfortune the LORD will deliver him.”
Life has its ups and downs. A depiction of true, godly character is shown in how one handles adversity. For ourselves, do we give up our spiritual principles or do we draw even closer to the Lord?
God gives us a hint on how to handle this. He tells us that we need to take care of the less fortunate. In this way, blessings will flow to them and back to us. Also, by focusing on them, we forget our own problems.
Lord, give me a heart of charity and goodness. I praise You for all the gifts You have given me.
Do you feel joy in being charitable? Do you see that joy as a gift and that it comes from God?