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It is the bridegroom who marries the bride, and the best man is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows.” (John 3:29 NLT)

Candace was a divorced mother of three, working hard in a management position to provide for her family. Because of all she had been through and overcome, she became he Patron Saint of Hurting Souls. Everyone needing help and assistance ran to Candace. Eventually, however, it overwhelmed her, leaving her emotionally broken and financially busted.

It is tempting to become superheroes when others have problems, flying in to save the day. But consider that maybe God allows problems to create strength & “heroes” can then become “robbers”! Oswald Chambers says it like his:

Over and over again, we try to be amateur providences in someone’s life. We are indeed amateurs, coming in and actually preventing God’s will and saying, ‘This person should not have to experience this difficulty.’ Instead of being friends of the Bridegroom, our sympathy gets in the way.”

Be a friend that stands by their side, rejoicing when they rejoice and weeping when they weep. But don’t try to solve all their problems for them; they need to learn for themselves. In the end, God will be their hero and strength, and you’ll share in their restoration! You are loved today!

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