Life is messy. We pray for a friend with cancer, a relative going through a divorce, grieving families, and another who’s depressed.
We feel powerless to make their pain disappear.
Yet there are things You tell us to do that help. Listen to them without judgment. Give them a hug. Have lunch with them. Share what we’ve learned from our struggles. Be there for them when we can. Offer encouraging words to assure them they aren’t alone.
In short, love them and share Your love. If we have doubts, remind us our heart is in the right place. Help us to do what You lead us to.
For in loving those who are hurting, we show Your love. Show us today how we can be like Jesus to someone.
Listening is such an art – and such a gift!