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What do you say to someone in pain?

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Earlier this month, I posted What do you do when God is silent? and asked for your participation to help give Monica some good advice during a tough time for her. Just a few days ago, I wrote How to interrupt a suicide about a World Race team’s experience with a man who almost killed himself in …
By Seth Barnes

Earlier this month, I posted What do you do when God is silent? and asked for your participation to help give Monica some good advice during a tough time for her.

painJust a few days ago, I wrote How to interrupt a suicide about a World Race team’s experience with a man who almost killed himself in Africa.

They got to pray with him and speak life back into his soul. The Racers are convinced that God took them on that day’s excursion to rescue this man from untimely death. In response to the story, one blog reader, Emily, wrote:

Wow! This story gives me goosebumps! God is good. It’s awesome that he used a day of fun to help this man. My husband’s family is currently experiencing loss due to a suicide. It’s so hard to understand.

I’m so thankful that Paul has a new lease on life!

He got a second chance – it’s a beautiful story of redemption. But what
happens when rescue doesn’t come, when someone dear to us is mired in great pain or even slips away by their own hand? What do you say to someone who is in the midst of suffering? We all know such people – how do we help them address such profound pain and even anger?

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