How do you encourage others when you’re hurting, too?
You see the needs around you, and you want to help. You truly do. You simply don’t have the strength or energy to do so right now.
Because the truth is, you’re hurting, too.
You’re still reeling from the blow you received when:
- you or your spouse were fired
- your best friend betrayed you
- you discovered you have cancer
- you miscarried your baby
- you lost a loved one
- a dear friend abruptly moved away
It’s okay for you to take the time and space you need to process what is going on. Talk to God. Talk to a friend. Talk to a trauma-informed counselor or coach. Journal about it.
And then, only when the time is right, you can start reaching out to others again.
As that time approaches, I’d love to offer some biblical truth and practical tips to help you discern what that looks like for you in our guide: Tips for Encouraging Others When You’re Still Healing.
Because you don’t have to do this alone.
I know it feels like you’ll be in this place forever. But I wholeheartedly believe God is doing His work in you so that you can encourage others from a place of health and wholeness. And I’d love to support you as you do.