A Fleeting Shadow “Shout that people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field. The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the Lord. and so it is with people. The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of God stands forever.” ISAIAH 40:6-8 (NLT) When Job found himself in the middle of his calamities, he cried out, “Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He springs up like a flower and withersSEE DETAILS
“But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin. We have studied life and found all this to be true. Listen to my counsel, and apply it to yourself.” JOB 5:17,27 (NLT – WORDS FROM JOB’S “COMFORTERS”) I don’t think that finger pointing “comforters” intend to hurt people who are suffering. Most of them sincerely want to help – but they lack the experience of suffering to understand the journey of pain of suffering. They are careless in theSEE DETAILS
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. ECCLESIASTES 3:1,4 (NLT) Compassion and open-ended commitment begin with allowing others time to cry. There is a time to cry and grieve, as the Bible says. We cannot expect newly hurt people to dry their tears and listen to our well-rehearsed Bible passages about suffering, hoping they will change overnight. They need time. Friends who lack real compassion findSEE DETAILS
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