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Comfort Those In Need

When meeting with women, I often hear them say many people know what I’m dealing with, but no one has called to check on me.  They feel alone and isolated and as if no one cares; it is especially painful for those in the Body of Christ.

I understand it is difficult to know what to say to those in crisis.  We’re uncomfortable and afraid of misleading them.  Some of us are judging them and having a hard time breaking down barriers to show compassion.  Whatever the case, we must move beyond our pride and extend love and grace.  Not only are we called to, but we will need that outstretched hand one day.

It is also common to use our children or our schedules as an excuse to not reach out to others.  Take your children on mission with you as you pray for someone who is hurting, have them help you prepare the meal for the one who is sick, encourage them to play with the child of the mother you are encouraging.  Cancel something on your schedule.

To know that others have dropped what they’re doing for my hurt is overwhelming! Watching women walk through my door unannounced because they knew there was a need — humbling.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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  1. Great reminder, Suzanne. We are called to extend love and grace. Period. Thanks.

    July 26, 2011

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