Isaiah 58:11 - The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
It’s difficult for both friends and family to know how to handle what you’re going through. Give them a break. Whether it’s chronic pain, illness, emotional pain or loss remember that they’re going to let you down, but it’s not because they don’t care. It’s because they are only human and there’s only so much they can do for you. Do you feel like those around you are letting you down? What have you discovered that helps you give others a break while communicating your own needs?
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.