Life can be difficult. Pain at times seems inevitable. Everyone will experience it. No one can avoid it. The unexplainable. The questionable. The mysterious. The tragic.
It is in these times when we look helplessly for words that cannot soothe, heal or bring hope. We find ourselves speechless, grasping for words that just aren’t appropriate, meaningful or ministering. We feel obligated to say something, so we wrestle to find words that will work wonders but often times leave us wondering if they worked at all.
So what can we say when we don’t have the words to say? Nothing. Last night I watched a powerful video that brought me to tears and I wanted to share it with The Backseat Leader Community.
Dom Tiberi, a local Ohio newscaster, lost his daughter in a tragic auto accident. Upon his return the entire Ohio State football team welcomed him after his first game back hug after hug after hug. When family and friends and loved ones have suffered loss and we are at a loss for words the temptation is to find the right thing to say, yet many times it’s our presence alone, that brings assurance and comfort to those walking through life’s storms.
Many times our actions will speak louder than any words we could ever conjure up. If you’ve been avoiding a situation because you don’t know what to say, a hug may be speak volumes.
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