The Right Words

I just found out an old friend has breast cancer. What are the right words to say? Especially when you haven’t been so close in the last couple of years? Sorry seems more fitting for someone you don’t really know, not for someone you used to be closer to.

Sometimes all you need to do is let someone know you’re there. It’s just nice to hear that someone is praying for you and that you are in their thoughts. The big C can be devastating even if it isn’t terminal. The fear alone is enough to make you feel empty inside.

But no matter how afraid you are, you always have God there to hold you. Psalm 56:3 states,  When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Trust that God will get you through, and trust that He will hold on to you no matter what.

I wrote a quick note to my friend letting her know I was praying for her. I included a Bible verse. I hope it makes her feel better.

When faced with something like this, you don’t need to be eloquent. You just need to be there, even if it’s just in thought. Sometimes a cartoon or picture that is a reminder of you and your friend might be enough to put a smile on her face. Make sure you keep them in your prayers.

The worst thing you can do is nothing at all.


  1. Great post, and so true.

  2. Thanks, Pat.

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