2 Corinthians 7
5 …our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts on the outside, fears inside. 6 But God, who comforts the discouraged, comforted us by the arrival of Titus; 7 and not only by his arrival, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted among you, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced even more.
How do we react to those who are hurting? I am sure most of us try to be understanding. But…how long does that last? Do we give them a couple of days, and then just tell them to get over it? According to Scripture, we should be comforting those who are hurting. God asks us to comfort in the way “…with which we are comforted.”
All I am suggesting is that we do the things that are within our power. If we see someone who is hurting, inquire gently, “Are you ok?” Show them love. If you know someone who is a widow or has gone through trauma, call and check on them. You can also send them a card or a letter. Of course, it is the digital age. You can send a text or email. If God calls you to do more than that, pray and listen. It is within the power of each of us to show care to others. Focus on your locus of control.
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