The Bible exhorts us to help the poor, and that is indeed the right thing to do. But every person begging on the street is NOT in desperate need of help. For many, beggary is just a profession.
That’s why I always ask God to show me those who really need help. And 95 per cent of the times, He points me to someone who is NOT begging.
Sometimes, it’s someone sitting quietly at the corner of a street. Sometimes, it’s an elderly abandoned. Sometimes, it’s someone hungry and shivering in the cold. They are not actively looking for help, but God is actively looking to help them because He hears the silent cry of every heart.
Earth is a physical realm and God is Spirit. Therefore, from the beggining of time God has moved on earth by inspiring and equipping good and godly men to help mankind. If you really have a heart to help the poor, God will lead you to those who really need help and give you the privilege of becoming His hands and feet.
Yes, it is not always possible to help everyone. God understands that. But you could at least help one person. In fact, if you stop thinking about yourself and your needs for half a second, you’ll realize that you actually have two options:
You can either join the passive millions who look at the misery all around and wonder ‘Where is God?’
Or you could stop bickering and join forces with God to actively help whoever you can.
The choice is yours.