Sometimes it is hard to know what to say to someone who has reached the edge of their emotional cliff.
Unsolicited advice is received as criticism.
An attempt to apply a random biblical promise puts our whole faith story at risk.
Taking the burden completely away erodes dignity and tempts dependence.
Maybe ground level honesty is the prescription we need.
I was helped last week when in the middle of a meltdown I heard the simple words, “I get that way, too.”