“I didn’t know what to say," she said, "I didn't have any answers for you."
Like this friend, I used to think the best way to help a troubled friend was to give advice.
But going through my own struggles has helped me realize that the best "answers" are usually not answers.
Friends who said, “I’m sorry. I’ll pray for you,” were the greatest comfort and help. Their prayers helped me hear from the one Friend who never disappoints, never is too busy, and always knows exactly what to say!
“God always does just what he says, and he is the one who invited you into this wonderful friendship with His Son…” 1 Corinthians 1:9 (NLT)
If your friends are struggling with problems, don't give them answers unless God clearly prompts you to do so. But Let them know you care...and ask God to give them answers.
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
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