Lord, Help Me Help Them – Pastor Alton Trimble

Daily Word for Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Help Me Help Them (2)

Luke 17:11-19 Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. 17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? 18 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

Sometimes we find ourselves on an unpleasant path in the course of life. We pray asking God to change or intervene; however, it seems there is a purpose in our struggles; something we are to glean, some way in which God may use what we are experiencing. Yet that sense doesn’t lessen the pain or difficulty.

So what do you do when God’s purpose and your life collide at the intersection of trouble?

• You remember why you are there!

• Take your focus off the pain and put it on your purpose. God’s plan for you hasn’t changed.

• Trouble doesn’t give you a pass from divine initiative. God’s plan and your responsibility remain.

In Luke 17: 11-19, Jesus, in route to His death, did not ignore the ten lepers begging for mercy; He healed them.

As you navigate the waters of sickness, pain, financial challenge, relational difficulty or whatever the specifics, take a moment to see who God has placed in your path to use you as a resource for Him.

Follow His instruction and be a source of healing and life to them.

Peace and blessings!

11 thoughts on “Lord, Help Me Help Them – Pastor Alton Trimble

  1. Amen Pastor! This word gives good instructions on how to get through a challenging situation.

    Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in the drama of a challenging situation we forget God can use it. We have to remember to move ourselves out of the way to see who needs to be blessed.

    We have to continue to pray for revelation.

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  2. Im always looking for someone to say something kind to. I don’t believe in coincidence, I believe God intends for us to encounter people that need healing and encouragement. Some people just need to know that someone cares. Who will it be today Father, I am ready! Great reminder P.T., thanks! Live Connected!

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  3. God wants us to live above our circumstances, to be His conduit amidst our own challenges and circumstances that present themselves, that we not be consumed by them, but know He is the one that sees us through all of them.
    Amen Pastor

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  4. Alicia

    Lord knows that I’ve had my share of challenges and as sure as I keep on living there will be more. I have chosen not to focus on the challenges, but put them in God’s hands, move forward, and share them with others in order to help someone else who may be dealing with similar challenges. In doing so I open myself up to receive what God has in store for me.

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  5. Logan III

    Jeremiah 29:11 Allows me to S.T.A.N.D. on what God has to say about me and my future and in the meantime I get to Trust My Training using my I.P.O.D. Integrity Patience Obedience Discipline. 2 Timothy 2: 1-5 Warrior Mode

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  6. LeLe

    PT often reminds us to find away to move forward everyday, no matter the situation or circumstances. Put on the whole armor of God and know the battle is not yours anyway. Stand on the word of God every time, you will not lose.

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  7. Paul & Barbara Taylor

    God we thank you for your word! Gods presence brings us comfort; our presence bring others comfort. P. T. Great teaching Sir!!!!

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