There are times in our lives when all we need is someone to put an arm around our back and comfort us. Why is it that that simple act can be the reassurance and comfort that we need during a difficult time?
I’ve not got an answer for you to that questions, however all I will say is that maybe it’s just the physical acknowledgement from someone that they understand you are struggling and need their support, that makes it so good, or maybe it’s something else. Either way, if you see someone in need, someone who’s struggling, I’d encourage you to reach out to them and give them a hug, just to let them know that you are thinking and praying for them.
Sometimes without that physical act, those in need may not realise others are supporting them, and praying for them, so that simply act may mean the world to them.
Personally, I’m not the kind of person who likes to show a great deal of outward emotion, therefore I personally find my own advice here hard to do. However, from my own experience I do acknowledge the impact and comfort a simple hug can mean, so I will try to do the same for others. Why not join me today in vowing to give those around us who are struggling, a little comforting hug.