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Three Things to Consider Before Sharing Scripture With a Hurting Friend

When is it not a good idea to share scripture with a hurting friend?  I can’t say this list will be true for you, but it has been true for me.  

  • When I’m mad.

  • When I’m freaked out.

  • When I’m not listening.

It is in those moments when the logic center in my brain is not in control.  So, sharing Truth like, “God works all things for good,” (Romans 8:28) or  “You just have to have faith,” (Matthew 17:20) doesn’t help.   I love those verses, truly I do.  I believe them and say them to myself all the time.  But I cannot enjoy them when my amygdala is being bossy in my head.  Logic and truth don’t matter one bit to my amygdala.  

So what do we do?  How can we know when to share Truth that makes a difference to our hurting friend?

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