Tuesday, December 01, 2009

When there are no words only presence

I am the ultimate Mr Fix it. I can listen for only so long then I just have to try to fix things. They only problem being is that there are just so many things in life we just cannot fix.

We all have friends, family and relatives who have or are going through tough times. Being part of a church staff you hear about so many more people that are suffering in one way or another. Sometimes it seems to overwhelm.

You pray and you pray, you look for a way to help and your heart hurts because you see so much suffering.

This verse helped me. Job 2 v 23:

“Then Job’s friends sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was”

As a friend sometimes the best thing we can do is button our lip and listen. And when our friend doesn't even want to talk maybe the best gift we can give is our presence no mater how long it takes 7 hours or 7 days.

2 comments:

Tony McCollum said...

Great post, Billy. I totally agree. Listening can be a powerful ministry.

Tucker said...

Great post. God's word has the knack of always being right on the money.

T <><

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