Look Again

We as human beings try to do the right thing by our standards. I often think about how I could help more and what I would do or should do if I encounter someone in need, I tell myself I would try my best to fill that need.

I was reminded recently that God knows what is best and what is needed not us.

Here’s what happened the other day, I left the grocery store and I saw a homeless man sitting on the side walk with nothing but a few bags beside him. His head was hanging sadly.

My mind immediately began to race about what to do. Do I give him money? Some of my food? Ask him what needs? All these thoughts were racing through my mind.

I decided to ask God.

I could hear the words, “Pray.”

I did exactly that. I prayed for his needs to be met. But then of course that didn’t seem good enough so I asked God, “Okay, now what?”

I heard, “Now get in the car and drive away”.

I got in my car went to drive but then thought this can’t be right, I have food, some spare cash, I could supply him with something.

Then I heard, “Look again”.

So I did and I saw him differently than I had originally.

The man had four full bags next to, his backpack was also full and his head wasn’t hanging in sadness but instead he was asleep.

The man’s current need was sleep.

If I had approached him to try and meet what I thought he needed then I would have been interfering with what he actually needed.

God knows our needs.

Trust in Him.

He will provide for you and others.

Have a Blessed Week,


5 thoughts on “Look Again

  1. Child Of God January 20, 2020 / 11:38 pm

    I m in dear need and I pray Gid will tell my friends here at home to help. If interested to know more check yesterday posts.

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Good Word January 21, 2020 / 2:25 am

      I will keep you in my prayers and I let others know to pray for everyone in your house as well.


  2. Momma January 23, 2020 / 1:17 am

    Prayers to those in need.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Carly February 17, 2020 / 2:53 am

    Beautiful story, The Good Word! 🙂 It is remarkable how prayer can help out any situation. This is Carly from Message In Stanza. This is my new blog, My Ink Smears. 🙂 I hope you will follow it. God bless.


  4. The Good Word February 3, 2022 / 8:41 pm

    Reblogged this on The Good Word and commented:

    Throwback Thursday from a couple years ago. Forgot all about this story. Amazing how easily we forget things.


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