The problem is not always that we are unwilling to help someone in pain. We are simply blind to the fact that they exist. We overlook hurting people because we are in a hurry or because we don’t want to deal with the mess of a broken life.
Jesus Christ willingly gave up Heaven and came to Earth as a man … and went straight for the messiest lives, those in the greatest pain … the losers and the misfits.
Jesus felt every pain we have ever felt or ever will feel.
Jesus was misunderstood and slandered.
Jesus was beaten, tortured, and then crucified to pay for our sin.
It must break the heart of God when we so easily toss aside what cost Him so very much … the chance to help one of His broken lambs.
Look around you, friend. Someone needs you to see them – to really feel their pain and then be willing to do something about it.