Whenever you have a bruise or a cut, the first thing you think about is applying a bandage. Bandages help to secure the wound and keep it free from bacteria. They also prevent additional injury to the same site. When someone is struggling spiritually, they should be required to wear spiritual bandages. In this way, they are protected not only from additional injuries, but also from individuals who may mean well, but who cause additional problems.
I recall an incident in which no one seemed to understand that I was dealing with a very difficult problem. The more they tried to give me advice, the more distraught I became. Eventually, I was close to becoming suicidal, because I saw no way out of the situation. I thank God for saving me, and for giving me hope. I pray that no one will ever again give advice that does not come directly from the indwelling Holy Spirit Of God. The Lord God Almighty is a God of cautious interaction.
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