January 30, 2024
What Not To Say
When we go through troubles and pain, it does not help us to be told that others have been in the same situation. Lots of people have had broken bones, but when you have a broken bone you are miserable and it does not matter to you how many other people have had broken bones, you are still miserable.
We cannot comfort someone who has lost a loved one by telling them others have lost loved ones. We can remind them that we are praying for them. We can let them know that God can and will comfort them but telling them that others have been in their shoes is not helpful.
Psalm 34:18 NIV
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 147:3 NIV
3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Isaiah 41:10 NIV
10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for lost souls.
I Am Coming Quickly
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!