Lately I have been approached by several people with overwhelming situations in their lives. For some the issue is financial, “How will I pay for Christmas presents, winter coats, heat or medical bills?” For others it’s a medical issue, “Why am I so sick? Will this go away?” And for others it is the appearance of a dim and hopeless future, “I’ll never find a job. My family is falling apart. I’ll never make through this difficult time.”
When other people are going through the tragedies of their lives it’s easy for us to taut some short statement or phrase about trusting God. We then go on with our lives. Some are glad to forget about those troubles as if everything in the world is perfectly fine as is. Others try to help, but offer pat answers that can seem almost as degrading as not helping at all. But I think many are just as overwhelmed as the person going through the difficulty in their life. They don’t really know how they can help. What can you do when your friend is going through a difficult time?