The Comfort in Saying Nothing

Sometimes hearing the right thing at the right time can make all the difference. So comforting. Sometimes, though, silence is better. No clichés. No trite explanations. No trying to understand why this is happening.

Sometimes it just hurst, and saying something only makes it worse. Sometimes, the best thing a friend can do for someone they care out who is suffering is to just sit. Be present. Don’t say anything.

Just be together in the silence and the hurt.

It can be so comforting.

“Then [Job’s friends] sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was.” (Job 2:13)

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