We should always be kind, compassionate and understanding with those whom
we love and let them know that we are there for them no matter what.
Sometimes all one needs is a bit of encouragement to let them know that
it's not as bad as it seems and even if it is, we will be there with them
to go through it together. The Bible tells us to bear one another's
burdens. We are to help each other with the struggles of life because
each of us will be in need at one time or another and when we help each
other, the weight of the problem immediately seems much lighter than it
did previously. (Galatians 6:2-4) (Philippians 4:8)
Be encouraged to have an understanding spirit and open your heart to be
available to encourage and uplift that one who is in need. Being their
Angel in their time of need will not only encourage and strengthen them,
but it will also fill your heart with joy that is unspeakable.
I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to be kind and
loving towards those who mean so much to you. Live by the example of
Jesus who cared for all and judged none.
When I was a little child, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner
every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had
made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago,
my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in
front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my
dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day
was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do
remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!
When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom
apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what
he said: “Baby, I love burned biscuits.”
Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he
really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said,
“Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And
besides - a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!”
You know, life is full of imperfect things...and imperfect people. I'm not
the best housekeeper or cook. What I've learned over the years is that
learning to accept each other's faults - and choosing to celebrate each
other's differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a
healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.
And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good,
the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of
God...Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a
relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!
We could extend this to any relationship in fact - as understanding is the
base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!
“Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth
us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in
any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also
aboundeth by Christ.”
1 Timothy 6:6-8 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we
brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing
out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”
1 John 4:10-12 “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved
us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God
so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at
any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is
perfected in us.”
1 Peter 3:8-11 “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of
another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for
evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye
are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will
love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his
lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him
seek peace, and ensue it.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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God’s Work Ministry