How can I show sympathy to others? - Sympathy - TouchPoints

How can I show sympathy to others?

Romans 12:15When others are happy, be happy with them. If they are sad, share their sorrow.

Hebrews 13:3Don’t forget about those in prison. Suffer with them as though you were there yourself. Share the sorrow of those being mistreated, as though you feel their pain in your own bodies.

Job 30:25Did I not weep for those in trouble? Was I not deeply grieved for the needy?

2 Corinthians 11:29Who is weak without my feeling that weakness? Who is led astray, and I do not burn with anger?

1 Peter 3:8Finally, all of you should be of one mind, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds.

Hebrews 10:33Sometimes you were exposed to public ridicule and were beaten, and sometimes you helped others who were suffering the same things.

By feeling deeply what another person is going through. A sympathetic heart and mind more naturally reaches out to those in need.

Job 2:11-13When three of Job’s friends heard of the tragedy he had suffered, they got together and traveled from their homes to comfort and console him. Their names were Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. When they saw Job from a distance, they scarcely recognized him. Wailing loudly, they tore their robes and threw dust into the air over their heads to show their grief. Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and nights. No one said a word to Job, for they saw that his suffering was too great for words.

Job 16:2I have heard all this before. What miserable comforters you are!

2 Timothy 1:16-17May the Lord show special kindness to Onesiphorus and all his family because he often visited and encouraged me. He was never ashamed of me because I was in prison. When he came to Rome, he searched everywhere until he found me.

By being there. Explanations and clichés are rarely comforting. Love, sympathy, and the power of your presence are urgently needed. Sometimes the best comfort you can give is to just be there.

2 Corinthians 1:4When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

John 11:19and many of the people had come to pay their respects and console Martha and Mary on their loss.

By sharing words of sympathy and encouragement, being present in their grief.

Luke 10:36-37“Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked. The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”

1 John 3:18Dear children, let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions.

James 1:27Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.

Job 42:11Then all his brothers, sisters, and former friends came and feasted with him in his home. And they consoled him and comforted him because of all the trials the Lord had brought against him. And each of them brought him a gift of money and a gold ring.

By helping a person in need. Sympathy is more than thoughts and feelings; it is also actions. Small practical actions like blankets, coffee, meals, and taking care of chores go a long way to connect someone in need with life.