The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. Isaiah 50:4a
Every 2 hours and 7 minutes a person under the age of 25 dies of suicide. It’s too much. It shouldn’t be, and yet it is.
Have you ever noticed a hurting person only to pass them by? I have.
It’s not because I didn’t care. I was just nervous. I was afraid I would say something awkward or wrong. Maybe I would make things worse. Maybe I would just stand there speechless. At first I called it nervous…now I call it pride.
The anxiety manifesting in me is nothing but pride. I don’t want to look weird, or stupid, so I do nothing! I avoid! And it’s just not right.
Forgive us Lord for the times our own pride renders us unavailable.
If this is you, I want to challenge you today with a simple phrase: SAY SOMETHING! You aren’t going to damage the hurting unless you get preachy, or put them down. Use words that instill hope…or just ask how they are doing and listen! Just knowing you care could be the difference between life and death.
God has given you a well instructed tongue. The power of the Holy Spirit is within you. You can make a difference. Sustain the weary. Say something.