A thousand words
will not leave
so deep an impression
as one deed.
Words can sometimes comfort in a time of great difficulty, but they cannot heal the heartache or pain one feels. If you spring into action, though, and do something … that is where you leave your mark.
Often times, people say, “Let me know if I can help …” or “Let me know if you need anything.” They are well meaning words, but it falls short of actions that can be taken instead.
Bring a meal by, or take someone out for a nice treat to lift their spirits.
Days after losing a loved one when everyone has returned to their normal schedule, reassure the family by way of a card that you’re still thinking of them and praying for them.
Call or text – all that is needed is a brief reminder that they are on your mind.
Those are just a few things you can actually do to help … but nothing will take the pain away. Only God can heal a broken heart. You can stay close to them and extend your hand, and pray for God to do the rest.