Expression of Sympathy

Do you ever find it difficult to find the right words to say to someone you know when they are grieving or in mourning?

Typically, people will say “My condolences” or “Sorry for your loss”   I have said them myself in the past but personally I’ve always felt them to be very generic and impersonal.

I have been more mindful with my words since then; as I want to say things with meaning. There is so much power in words.

I no longer am at a loss for words when confronted with someone who has experienced pain, loss, suffering, or misfortune.

I simply, prayerfully, and meaningfully say to them an abbreviated version of Phillipians 4:7:

May the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you and your family at this time.  

And I sincerely make this prayer request on their behalf.

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