I’ll never forget the words of someone back when my pain was totally unbearable and driving me insane. This professional said, “Oh that pain is all in your head. I’ve got some mind therapy recordings I can let you borrow to get it out of your mind.” I have to admit that over 18 months ago before my back surgery this preacher came close to knocking out that person. But, then I just had to realize that people constantly say stupid and careless things.
My friends don’t ever expect people who don’t care or understand to speak words of healing into your heart. There will always be those people who make you feel worse just by their presence.
We all need to be careful that we don’t take others pain lightly or speak words carelessly. There is great power in words of love, understanding, and compassion. Surround yourself with people who provide these powerful things to you. And be that person that picks others up, not just becomes one more person to knock them down while they’re already feeling down.
“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11