You know that amazing feeling you get when someone sits down beside you and listens deeply to what you’re saying and how you’re feeling? When they:
- listen patiently as you struggle to describe the challenges and name the emotions you’re feeling,
- allow you to name the bad things as well as the good things (without trying to fix it!),
- take the time to put themselves in your shoes and say things like “Wow, that must’ve been really scary” (and actually mean it!), and
- cheer you on as you explore how God might see the situation…?