Needing To Be Heard
Job 13:5 (NLT) If only you could be silent! That’s the wisest thing you could do.
I have a special friend who is gifted with the discreet ability to attune herself to me when I am going through a difficult time. My friend is full of life and laughter. She’s very caring and motivated about living life for God and a life of fullness! However, when I need to be heard – she is able to listen to me without interrupting me or inserting her opinion into my circumstance. She provides me with safe and confidential space to express my emotions without the worry of my conversation being brought up between us again or shared with someone else. My friend doesn’t compare my experiences with experiences of her own as a way to make me feel like I’m not the only one. In my moment of needing to be heard – her silent and attentive presence makes it clear to me that I am all that matters in that moment. And above all else – as knowledgeable as both she and I are about God’s Word – my friend does not dismiss me by bombarding me with quotes of scripture. I consider my friend to be a special gift God has placed in my life. We are kindred spirits in Christ. I am the same for her as she is for me. I pray for you who are reading this to connect in Christ with your kindred spirit. Everyone needs to feel heard