A friend in need

I’ve always had a hard time approaching people in need … particularly those who are grieving.  I want them to know that I care about them, but don’t want to force them to put on a brave face.  And I know that no words that I could say could really help.  I know that to many, God’s wisdom sounds like folly … but what I really want to say is this:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” — Matthew 11-28-30

My life began to change when I realized that full reliance on God was required – and that my tendency to rely on myself or anything of this world was futile, doomed to failure, and would lead to my ultimate ruin.  That’s a lot to take in, especially if you’re grieving … but maybe Jesus’ words above are enough to start with.

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