THE GIFT OF COMPASSION

19 Jun

THE GIFT OF COMPASSION 

WHEN JOB LOST NEARLY EVERYTHING he had–his children, his possessions, his reputation, and his health–that’s when he needed his wife to step in and give him her unconditional support.  But this is what he got: “Then his wife said to him ‘Do you still hold fast to your integrity?  Curse God and die!”‘ (Job 2:8,9).  These were obviously not the words Job needed to hear from his wife.

Don’t leave your spouse alone to deal with his own personal tragedies.  Whatever he is facing, he needs you to face it with him.  He needs your compassionate, consistent, and tireless belief in him.  It’s in these moments when you will experience what Proverbs 18:21 teaches, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”    Your words have enormous power in the life of your spouse.  Find ways to use your words to encourage his faith, not his unbelief.

Talk about the context of his life and together gain an understanding of what has shaped him.  The more you fully grasp the context of your mate’s journey to adulthood–and express compassion for where he has been–the more freedom he will feel to pour out his heart.  Remember that parents, coaches, teachers, ears, siblings, and other significant people gave him a personal heritage of either success or failure.

Tell him that you are unlike those who have rejected him, your commitment is unwavering and your love is consistent.  In this climate of compassion and patience, he will begin to feel free to take risks and to move ahead without fear of rejection.

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help your marriage succeed.

THE GIFT OF COMPASSION 

WHEN JOB LOST NEARLY EVERYTHING he had–his children, his possessions, his reputation, and his health–that’s when he needed his wife to step in and give him her unconditional support.  But this is what he got: “Then his wife said to him ‘Do you still hold fast to your integrity?  Curse God and die!”‘ (Job 2:8,9).  These were obviously not the words Job needed to hear from his wife.

Don’t leave your spouse alone to deal with his own personal tragedies.  Whatever he is facing, he needs you to face it with him.  He needs your compassionate, consistent, and tireless belief in him.  It’s in these moments when you will experience what Proverbs 18:21 teaches, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”    Your words have enormous power in the life of your spouse.  Find ways to use your words to encourage his faith, not his unbelief.

Talk about the context of his life and together gain an understanding of what has shaped him.  The more you fully grasp the context of your mate’s journey to adulthood–and express compassion for where he has been–the more freedom he will feel to pour out his heart.  Remember that parents, coaches, teachers, ears, siblings, and other significant people gave him a personal heritage of either success or failure.

Tell him that you are unlike those who have rejected him, your commitment is unwavering and your love is consistent.  In this climate of compassion and patience, he will begin to feel free to take risks and to move ahead without fear of rejection.

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help your marriage succeed.

NOTE:  This article is from the book Family Life and Marriage Bible.

EL DON DE COMPASION

CUANDO JOB CASI LO PERDIO TODO el tenia—sus ninos, sus posesiones, su reputacion, y su salud—es cuando el necesitaba que su esposa interviniera y le diera su apoyo incondicional . Pero esto es lo que el obtuvo: “Entonces le dijo su mujer, ¿ Aun retienes tu integridad? Maldice a Dios y muerete!” (Job:8,9) Esas obviamente no eran las palabras que Job necesitaba oir de su mujer.

No dejes que tu esposo enfrente sus tragedias personales solo. Cualquier cosa que el este enfrentando, el necesita que tu las enfrentes junto a el. El necesita tu compasión una constante y no fatigada credibilidad en el. Es en esos momentos cuando tu experimentaras lo que proverbios  18:21 nos ensena, “La muerte y la vida están en el poder de la lengua.” Tus palabras tienen un poder enorme en la vida de tu conyuje. Encuentra las palabras que animen su fe, no su incredulidad.

Habla acerca del contexto de su vida y juntos ganen un entendimiento de lo que lo ha formado. Lo mas que recibas y comprendas acerca de las experiencias de su vida hasta la edad adulta—y expreses compasion por lo que el ha pasado—será mas la libertad que el sienta de derramar su corazon. Recuerda que sus padres, entrenadores, maestros, quienes lo escucharon , sus hermanos, y otras personas de valor en su vida le dieron una herencia personal ya sea para triunfar o para fallar.

Diles que tu no eres como todos aquellos quienes lo han rechazado, tu compromiso es invariable y tu amor es constante. En esta atmosfera de compasión y paciencia, el comenzara a sentirse libre para tomar riesgos y avanzar hacia adelante sin temer a ser rechazado.

NOTA: Diariamente un tema nuevo que ayudara a tu matrimonio a tener éxito.

NOTA: Este articulo es de el libro Family Life and Marriage Bible.

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