Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.
~Romans 12:15, NLT
When you don’t understand, you hold on to what you know.
Rarely do hurting people need correction. Job is a good example: Job was hurting and rightfully so but his friends assumed he needed correction. What he needed was sympathy and understanding. You don’t correct a drowning man, you throw him a life preserver or dive in and get him. When a person is drowning, there are not in the mood for swimming lessons. Whatever you do: don’t feel the pressure to fix things because you can’t. What you can do, if you are not careful, is make things worse which is exactly what Job’s friends did. Forget your cliche’s and your favorite verses: it is not a time to preach or correct–just be there with genuine sympathy.
One other thing: resist the temptation to share your story. The last thing a hurting person needs to hear is a story about your pain. Be sensitive to their need.
Cool night and warm days. Don’t get too anxious with your plants; we will still have some frost but I do hope we have no more sub-30 weather. Enjoy the sunshine and have a great day.