Today we are going to talk about #12 on our list of things we should say more often.
Everything is going to be OK
People like to feel comfortable. People like it when life runs smoothly. When life does not run smoothly and hard things come to us in life, we tend to feel uncomfortable and uneasy. None of us like to feel that way.
When these times come, people want to be comforted by others and get reassurance that it will be OK. That is where we can step in and be that comforting statement that can help pull another person out of their own pit. We can provide reassurance where there was doubt. We can be a rock for them to lean on as they are trying to get back on their feet again.
When bad things come, trouble seems to be magnified when you are in the middle of it. It can seem like the trouble will never go away. The truth is that all things do pass and life will become normal again. There really will be better days ahead. Sometimes it just takes a reminder from someone who is not in the middle of the stuff to keep that in perspective.
Our assignment this week is to find someone who seems to be struggling with something in their life. Ask them how things are going and give them an opportunity to share with you about what is going on in their lives. Don’t try to solve their problems, just listen to them. Once they have shared what they wanted to share with you, empathize with them and tell them that everything is going to be OK. If it is appropriate, give them a hug after you tell them this. Doing this simple thing can make a huge difference in a person’s life.