The ways in which God moves are deep and mysterious. He hovers over the water; He is a gentle whisper; He roars; He reveals secrets; He brings healing in His wings; He rejoices over us with songs of deliverance; He brings kings to their knees; He gathers His children in His arms; and He loves us.
He is the creator of all things.
God knows everything. He knows when to keep silent and when to speak.
We don’t always know how to do that. As humans, ones who fail and make mistakes, we don’t always know when to keep silent and when to speak.
Everyday we are given moments. Moments when we have a choice to make in response to things that people say. There is pain and sorrow all around us. Grief, loss, physical pain, a medical diagnosis, divorce and broken relationships, stress and uncertainty are all around us. Posts on Facebook, Instagram pictures, text messages, letters in the mail, phone conversations, small talk with the cashier at a grocery store, and passing people in church on Sunday mornings are all moments that we are given; opportunities to respond from Someone greater than ourselves.
When was the last time you gave someone a safe place for their heart? When was the last time you went out of your way and stepped out, making yourself uncomfortable to provide comfort to someone?
We don’t always have all the answers, but we don’t have to. We don’t always have good timing or perfect solutions, but we don’t have to. All we have to be is there, because God takes care of the rest. All we need to do is look someone in the eye and say, “I am here for you. You have my full attention. I am here, do you want to talk?” The rest is up to them.
So take a moment. Take a deep breath, and think about it. Take a “selah” moment and reflect on how you interact people around you. Are you someone who avoids being uncomfortable? Or are you someone who says something?
Take a moment and say something, anything; because to someone who is hurting, anything is better than nothing.