If the words would have come, I would have spoken them.
When I saw you cry, I should have told you that God keeps track of all your sorrows. He has collected all your tears in His bottle. He has recorded each one in His book. (Psalm 56:8)
When I heard your heartache, I should have told you that the Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. (Psalm 34:18)
When I felt your brokenness, I should have reminded you that Jesus came to comfort the brokenhearted…to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come… he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In your righteousness, you will be like a great oak that the Lord has planted for his own glory. (Isaiah 61)
When I discovered your loneliness, I should…
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