As we enter into the suffering of Christ in the Easter events, here is an open letter to a suffering Christian.
What words can I say to you when your life is hard and you are hurting? If we were face to face, I probably wouldn’t start with words at all. I would want you to talk when you are able. I want to know you, what you are going through, what it is like for you, and how you are doing. Simply being present and conveying that tears, heartache, and confusion are valid would probably be more helpful. Many wise Christians have commented that Job’s counsellors did well until they opened their mouths (Job 2:11-13), and I certainly don’t think there is some magic word that will make everything better…”