Posted in Gratefulness, poetry

Waiting Silently

What You’ve Taught Me

Sometimes silence

Is the best way to speak.

So I embrace it.


Something I have learned this week is that sometimes the best way for me to help someone is to be silent.  It’s hard to do sometimes but sometimes the only way I can help someone is to sit silently and pray for them.  As much as I want to give advice or cheer them up, I need to let them struggle through on their own with only God’s help.


Proverbs 13:3

Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.


So this week, I am thankful that God has taught me this.  I am working on controlling my tongue and speaking for the right reasons at the right time.



3 thoughts on “Waiting Silently

  1. “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those, who instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with warm and tender hands. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” from Out of Solitude by Henri Nouwen


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