You know those times in life that are tough? The times when things don’t go well, or when things don’t quite work out? I’ve been there plenty of times, and normally you have some well meaning person who tells you that God is in control, or something cliche like that.
To be honest, those kinds of pithy statements (even though they are true) aren’t helpful. Sometimes we need someone to just put an arm around us and remind us that we’re cared for. To be God with skin on. For those who know someone struggling with what they’ve been dealt, I encourage you to just go be with that person. You don’t have to offer witty sayings, or tell them the story of Job. Rather, just be empathetic.
For those who are in the midst of the tough times, know this. I’m praying for you today. I know it sucks right now, but you are loved. Hold onto that simple truth.