A woman with a cardboard sign.
A sign that read: “Help me please. God bless.”
And suddenly my heart split in two and started battling what should be done in that minute. One part of me warned, “If you give her money, she’ll buy alcohol and drugs. Don’t enable this woman. Besides, it’s probably a scam. In a few hours she’ll probably go get in her Mercedes having pocketed hundreds of dollars and drive home smiling.”
But there was another part of me saying, “Lysa, your job is obedience. Just give and trust God with the rest. Even if she is doing something wrong with the money, don’t you think God can still use your act of pure love for good?”
The cars started moving.
I would have to make a decision.
Quickly, I handed a few dollars out the window and smiled.
Only then did I know this was absolutely the right decision. I knew it the instant I looked into her eyes.
But, what about tomorrow? What about the next cardboard sign holder? Sometimes it’s so hard to know. I’ve decided it’s better to have erred on the side of giving than refusing. “The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all he has made,” (Psalm 145:9).
I’d love to chat about this today. Share your thoughts.
p.s. Lysa launched a brand new website this week! Way to go, girl! Stop by to check it out and possibly win one of the many fabulous prizes she’s giving away. www.LysaTerKeurst.com