Thursday, April 30, 2015

COMFORT



Time for this week's link up with Karen Beth for Tuesday @ Ten where we have a full week to write on the word prompt.


This week's word is:


C O M F O R T


How do you comfort someone who has just lost a loved one?

What do you say to comfort them?

Are there words?

I find it hard to know the right words to say; I hug them, look into their eyes and...

Tear up!

I don't know how comforting that is to one who is grieving a loss; to one who has learned they have a terminal disease - cancer; or to someone who is going through a difficult time.

I just don't always know the "right" words to say to comfort them.

One of my friends has recently been diagnosed with cancer; he shares his journey on Facebook and writes such inspirational posts!  Sometimes I feel he is comforting us instead of our comforting him!

When I saw this friend not too long ago at a function, I could only look into his eyes and give him a hug, letting him know how I felt without having to say anything.

Maybe that is the key...



Just to be with that friend - that person - who needs comforting; just sitting silently with them...

Listening...

And praying with them, reminding them that God is with them now and always will be.

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Perhaps that is what we are to do...








4 comments:

  1. I have a very dear friend going through intensive chemo treatments as a patient in the hospital - for the first several days we texted every day, now my texts go unanswered so I assuming she cannot even hold her head up to text. I pray. I text anyway. Perhaps just seeing my "xo" will comfort her and assure her I am here praying. Good post.

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    1. Thank you Susan...yes, continue to text; continue to pray. Praying with you - so many who are in distress or disease, hurting, suffering...prayers may comfort and help them in ways we may never know or understand.

      Appreciate your reading and commenting.

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  2. I agree. I've lost people that I was very close to, including my little brother. This was so well said and I loved the verses you shared.

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    1. Sorry that you lost your little brother; it IS hard to lose a loved one! Thank you for reading and sharing...

      Sorry for delay in responding; I have been away from computer over the past weekend...and just now trying to get caught up!

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