When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
When faced with someone that is grieving whether from the loss of a loved one or a loss of a
job, which do you show them, confusion and condemnation or compassion? Do you try to
figure out what went wrong and place blame?
Did your loved one not go to the doctor soon enough or were they misdiagnosed? Did they
do a lousy job at work or had a bad boss, making their working conditions deplorable? Many
people are quick to blame others or themselves.
Whenever we face a trial Jesus is right there with us. He faced many of the things we face
today and is able to feel compassion for us instead of condemnation. He’s not confused by
what’s going on or doesn’t know why bad things happen. He told us in His word that trials
and tribulations will come, not might come. It’s how we deal with them when they do.
I’m not saying you have to be cold or unfeeling but you need to take the authority that’s been
given to you.
When the woman from Nain was going outside the city to bury her dead son, so soon after
she’d lost her husband, Jesus felt compassion for her. He told her “Do not weep”.
His sympathy did not stop at “Oh, you poor thing! I am so sorry about what has happened to
you.” No, His sympathy will move Him to give you the miracle you need in your life. That is
why He raised the widow’s son back to life!
Rest in the truth that He who is seated at the Father’s right hand today understands what you
are going through and sympathizes with your weaknesses. The compassion of Jesus toward
you causes Him to breathe life into your dead situation and turn it around for your good!
So when friends comes to you lamenting over their loss, instead of commiserating with them,
point them to Jesus and remind them that all authority in heaven and earth is ours and start
using their mouth to bring life into their situation.