How do You Respond?
January has finally and fully set in. The days are cold, cloudy and short (around here anyhow). These can be the loneliest of times. We are so glad that you spend some time with us each week.
Well, we’ve spent quite some time on what hurts are and where they go. We keep talking about how the only way to truly heal them is to have comfort attached. But what is comfort? What does it look like?
Comfort is joining someone in their emotions. Romans 12:15 says, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn.” Have we mentioned that before? Oh yeah, we have 100 times. But what does that look like? How do you do it?
It’s best to realize first how NOT to do it. This week we will look at 4 ways people fail to emotionally respond (or comfort) someone who is hurt. We guarantee you that you will fall into at least one of these categories. It will be far easier for you to identify how others fail to comfort you. Once you learn these, how to comfort will become much easier for you.
We look forward to you joining us again this week. Let’s hear what some people can #DoBetter and maybe even hear where someone #Can’tDoBetter. Come and take a seat at the table.