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Vessel of grief?






Vessel of grief? Years ago, my Garden Tractor caught fire. Opening the hood, I saw blue flames, indicating an electrical fire. Quick thinking was crucial. Remembering Dad's advice, I grabbed a fire extinguisher. Water wasn't the solution. Making the right choice saved the day.     


Think about it. Life's challenges are like fires; for instance, when facing someone's grief, choosing the right support is crucial. Action is needed, but what's the best approach? There's a risk of making matters worse, like dousing an electrical fire with water.


God’s Word tells us: “Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope” (Job 4:6)?


When comforting someone in sorrow, avoid minimizing their pain. Instead, offer sympathy and love without giving unsolicited advice or analyzing their situation. Providing advice to the grieving strips away the warmth they seek. Acknowledge their pain, show care, and be a vessel for their grief to pour into.


We pray. “Heavenly Father, when we encounter sorrow, help us not to minimize or analyze, but to offer genuine sympathy and love. Let us be vessels of comfort, providing warmth and understanding to those who grieve. May our actions reflect Your compassionate heart. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

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Vessel of grief?






Vessel of grief? Years ago, my Garden Tractor caught fire. Opening the hood, I saw blue flames, indicating an electrical fire. Quick thinking was crucial. Remembering Dad's advice, I grabbed a fire extinguisher. Water wasn't the solution. Making the right choice saved the day.     


Think about it. Life's challenges are like fires; for instance, when facing someone's grief, choosing the right support is crucial. Action is needed, but what's the best approach? There's a risk of making matters worse, like dousing an electrical fire with water.


God’s Word tells us: “Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope” (Job 4:6)?


When comforting someone in sorrow, avoid minimizing their pain. Instead, offer sympathy and love without giving unsolicited advice or analyzing their situation. Providing advice to the grieving strips away the warmth they seek. Acknowledge their pain, show care, and be a vessel for their grief to pour into.


We pray. “Heavenly Father, when we encounter sorrow, help us not to minimize or analyze, but to offer genuine sympathy and love. Let us be vessels of comfort, providing warmth and understanding to those who grieve. May our actions reflect Your compassionate heart. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

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