Yesterday’s post was something I use to bolster faith, sometimes despite feelings or circumstances. Today’s poem/post speaks of those times when a problem has been or has seemed overwhelming:
Sometimes in a crisis, either in our minds or that’s real,
we need the patient listening of someone who can feel…
the pain that we’re going through, the stress that is there.
By listening to our “story,” they show us the care…
that we are so in need of at times of trouble or pain.
Advice offered and a listening ear make Jesus’ love plain.
Best of all is when they offer to pray with us on the spot,
cooling things down in situations that are simply too “hot.”
P. A. Oltrogge
“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 NKJV
Lord, may I “be there” for someone else, as well…even in praying for those in troubled areas of the world, though I don’t know them by name….