If you want to help someone, listen to them

People need to be listened to. There are so many people walking around with a headful of stress. We all need to be counseled, and we all need a release. People are hungry for someone to be interested in them and what is going on in their lives.

We are called by God to counsel each other. In Romans Chapter 12, verse 15, it says:        Rejoice with those that rejoice and weep with those that weep. [NIV Bible]

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (and again…), God is available 24/7. God is the ultimate Counselor.  All we have to do is talk to Him. In your mind or out loud, wherever you are, no matter what time it is, God will listen to you.

Other people cannot give us the instant and continuous counsel that God does. But God uses people in your life to help you along, and He will also use you to help other people. Always know that you can go to God directly with ANY concern, no matter how big or small, whether you are upset, sad, angry…Yes, God can handle your anger! No one keeps it more real than God does! 🙂

People need God and they also need each other. Listening to someone makes them feel cared for, and it is one of the most practical ways we can help them.