Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23

Job 16:5
But if it were me, I would encourage you. I would try to take away your grief.

We have all been in situations where we have been in pain or grief. Maybe it was because we have lost a loved one, or maybe we have struggled with something in our past, or we are going through a tough time in our lives. But we have all been there. Our friends reach out to us to "help" us and sometimes it seems like they are just putting the blame on us. They give us reasons as to why this happened or they attempt to explain the situation which in reality: they know nothing about it.
Occasionally, we get the friend who is just a listening ear. That friend will do our chores for us, will speak encouraging words, will tell them stories that makes them laugh. This is the type of friend that Job was wanting in his grief. He said that if it was him, he would be encouraging and attempt to take away the grief instead of answering why it is happening.
My question is which type of friend are you? Which do you think should we be? Let us encourage each other through our trials.

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