“Who needs a Savior when the sun is shining brightly, the sea is calm and the sails are moved by a serene and gentle breeze?” That’s the way I used to think.
“But let the storms of life break loose and trials wash around like high waves, and suddenly the self-sufficient are looking for answers — fast! Death, a lingering illness, financial reversals, a broken marriage, a runaway child, loneliness, the loss of a job.” — Closer Walk New Testament
All these things can bring discouragement, disappointment, and doubt into a person’s life. At such times a wise and mature Christian can/should offer hope to the hurting person and try to point him/her to the Savior and His Word for the solutions to life’s problems (Galatians 6:1). Realize that not everyone wants spiritual help. Some people may get angry at you if you try to help them (2 Timothy 3:12).
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