We’ve all said it, “Let me know if I can do anything for you.” And we mean it. But the hurting are not in a place to tell you, even if they could think clearly, while we have no idea what to do, or are afraid of making things worse.
So too often — we end up doing nothing at all. We feel helpless. We feel guilty. We want to make it right. But how?
This short excerpt is only the beginning of a list I’ve kept for over three years. Compiling ways we can help the hurting — it’s a book I hope to write and sell in the near future. So next time we interact with someone in crisis, instead of saying, “Let me know,” we’ll confidently offer, “Here’s how I can help.”