Comfort when Suffering

As I read Jobs’ story in the Bible I felt compelled to write about his friends. When I tell you we all need friends like that in this world. When Jobs’ friends went to visit him they were lost for words because they didn’t recognize his friend anymore. All they could do is weep with him and keep him company. Jobs’ friends saw how much pain he was in and they just stayed with him for seven days and kept him company without saying a word to Job. “Then they sat there on the ground with him for seven days and nights without saying a word, because they saw how much he was suffering.” (‭‭Job‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭GNT‬‬)

We all should take notes from Jobs friends on how to deal with others when they suffer. When we try to be there for someone during their grieving period and we are lost for words, our presence is all they need. Sometimes a person knowing that you’re there is better than a phrase or words that comfort. Maybe your presence is just their comfort. Let’s not try to fix a person, let’s just let them become who they need to be with the help of our God. Jesus died on the cross for us and He committed no sin. All Jesus wanted to do was spread the Father’s Gospel and save souls.

Therefore, let’s be kind to one another because life always does a 360. God might use the very same people that try to knock you down to bless you. Don’t worry about revenge, that is God’s job. Stay true to yourself because you’re the major piece in your life. Life is like a game.. you have to study the patterns and the moves, repeatedly perform them and learn them because one wrong move and you’re out. But before people can comfort you, let God do it. In the times of the storm and suffering God should be our first supporter. Prayer should be our go to.

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