Jesus’ words are clear: “in this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33).
We expect it. Often, though, we wish that “you” wasn’t so all-inclusive. It can be harder to watch those we love struggle than it is to suffer ourselves. We don’t always know how to help. During the holiday season of 2020, this is something that might be particularly true, as many of us won’t be gathering and spending time together the way we’re used to.
Whether we’re in person or on a call, here are several ways God’s Word says to respond to the suffering we witness around us.