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by Randy Becton
Emotional pain hits us head-on in such forms as disappointment, unanswered prayer, fears, guilt, on going stress, anxiety about our future, loneliness, and general unhappiness.
I know you have heard the questions:
Why do I experience trouble and failure over and over in my life?
You may do what I do listen a lot because I do care about people. Deep down people wonder if they are viewed as whiners or not tough enough to overcome the darkness that comes into our lives from time to time. Answers come to us like these. Have faith, You just have to trust better, read your Bible regularly, and improve your prayer life. But sometimes nothing seems to help and we dont think anyone wants to hear it anymore.
I have discovered an amazing truth, something you probably already knew a long time ago! You can use your pain as an avenue of Gods blessing for someone else in great emotional pain. You can give compassion and briefly tell a person what has helped you the most in a dark, dark time.
How about the painful experiences of your life right now? Have they made you more willing to hold the hand of a fellow struggler? Im sure the answer is yes!
If you are interested, I would be happy to send you a Youre Not Alone booklet and some practical answers that may help you come alongside a wounded spirit in the strength God provides. Remember the five Why questions with which I began this essay? Each one of them involves complicated pain. But with God all things are possible and it is His compassionate character that precedes our efforts to encourage someone in pain. He goes with us and before us.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or write me at Herald of Truth, Box 2439, Abilene, TX 79604 and ask for the ministry packet and we will provide it as long as we can.
With you as you bless shattered hearts,
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