By: Allanie Gala

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” -- Isaiah 61:1

There are many hurting people all over the world who need our love and care. 
The big question is: WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH THEM?

We meet them every day, everywhere we go - like in the shopping malls, bus stops, train stations, classrooms, workplaces, on the streets and many more.

These people who are broken-hearted, are not the people who had failed relationships, but they are just one of them.

These are the victims of a harsh and cruel society; full of shattered dreams and unfulfilled hopes. These are people who lose hopes, people who want to commit suicide because of having a debt of Dhs.500 or some other simple reasons and others are people who follow the ways of the world. But we believers, can experience big storms in our lives so that we also know how it feels.

 Many of them hide behind the shadows of cosmetic smiles, people who are still smiling and happy on the outside but have sorrows and problems deep inside. Others clearly betray the weight of their burdens, people who are obviously suffering in their problems in life and these are seen in their actions.

What they need to experience is the love of God; to be enveloped in that love that reaches beyond their faults, pains, and mistakes.

So let’s make a difference today in the lives of these people around us by showing them the Father’s love. InEphesians 5:2 – “Live a life of love just as Christ loved us and gave himself for us as a sweet smelling offering and sacrifice to God.” Never be insensitive to the plights of others. Don’t be judgmental towards people, even when it’s obvious they’ve made mistakes. In Matthew 7:1 – “Do not judge or you too will be judged."

Many of them are already broken inside and don’t need anyone to judge them and to remind them of their wrongs.”

Love heals. Show them unconditional love. Love them with the love they can’t deny. Even though, you don’t know them, love them. Even though they are killers, robbers, or even if they are the most sinful person in the whole world, love them because the sin is not important, if God loves the sinners and hates the sins, so, how about us?

We also need to love our enemies, as it is said in Matthew 5:43-44 – “You have heard that it is said, love your neighbor and hate you enemy, but I tell you; love your enemies and pray for those persecute you.”

What they need is a kind word from you; a word that will bring hope and encouragement; a word that will heal their broken hearts. For others, what they need might be just a kind smile, a gentle, compassionate touch that will communicate God’s love and acceptance.

God brought them your way so you can show them a new future that is lighted with hope.

Remember that the love of God can heal the most broken of hearts! God’s love is the greatest power in the universe and it can rescue anyone from the deepest depths of depression, sorrow, and pain. Therefore, I conclude, speak words that will heal, build, and encourage! Let’s pray for these people around us. God is counting on us to bring hope to someone in our world today.