We're Still In This: Healthy Truths For Happy Relationships

Day 4 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Connection


Meet people where they are. Don’t try to change them, fix them, or correct them, but instead recognize where they are in that very moment. Meet them in their greatest joy or deepest pain and at times when words simply will not form in your mouth. Then just acknowledge, “I don’t know what to say to you right now, but what I do know is that I want to be here for you.” When you are able to say that to another human being, they immediately feel connected to you, understood by you, and they don’t feel alone anymore… and that feels like a warm blanket on a cold, rainy night. God has His own version of “meeting people where they are,” and it’s found in Romans 12:15: “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” How beautiful… how perfect… how just like God! This extraordinary passage of Scripture implies that if there is reason to celebrate, then celebrate and celebrate wildly. And if there is reason for weeping, then weep and weep deeply. God is the creator and author of all emotions, and they are meant to be felt and expressed both separately as individuals and together in relationships.


Tangible Takeaway:


- Meet people where they are in the moment.


- Be intentional to ask yourself, “Am I trying to change you? Fix you? Correct you?”


-Ask God to help you connect with the emotion of another person in order to meet them where they are.


-The goal is CONNECTION!