Last week someone was heavy on my heart so I emailed them to let them know I was praying for them. What I got back was very unexpected. They shared with me the divorce they are going through. My heart was broken.
Divorce never effected me until I experienced it personally and now hearing about one just makes me ache. I know we live in a fallen world and there are many pains that people should not have to experience like cancer, divorce, and death but we do.
I also realize that there is no Bible verse or platitude I can say that will make any difference. If they are anything like I was, I might be punched for sharing something like that. So I just told them I would pray. Sometimes that is all we can do.