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Sometimes as a Help Meet we are needed for something other than meals, cleaning and all the related task. Yes, sometimes instead of providing comfort for us we have the chance to provide comfort for him.
A lot of times we seem fixated on the things we as women have to worry about. Our men suffer silently with the weight that they bare. After all they have a lot to do as the leader of our families. They are our spiritual leaders, in some cases they are our financial consultant, the handy man, the decision maker and over all provider for us.
When things on their end start to slip they need to know that we are right here to help. They need to know that we are right here willing to pick up the slack. In some cases that may mean offering an ear to listen. Other times that may mean getting our hands dirty to fix the situation and sometimes that may mean just joining them in a quiet moment.
Now in order to do this effectively this requires a few things from us:
- This requires us listening without judging: Now I know it is easy to point out to them when they have made a mistake and yet when we actually spell out the mistake to them we actually do more harm than good. They did feel that they can not come to us with their problems. A lot of the times they feel rotten enough without us adding to it by going into mommy mode on them.
- Letting him vent how he feels: Now this one may require throwing on some thick skin. When they are down in the dumps things may not come out the way that we would like for them to . Often times they may say something that comes out one way and actually meant it another way. Just listen. How he feels in that moment may not be how he feels all the time.
- Praying for him: Now I know we all know we should be praying for our husbands daily but when they are feeling down we need to step those prayer efforts up even more. Call in your prayer warrior friends although I would be a bit vague on the details as to not embarrass you husband. Prayer can do some amazing things and knowing that someone if praying for you can provide you with great comfort. Naturally this would do this for your husband as well.
- Be willing to help: Sometimes it is not enough to just say we are there to listen. Sometimes we actually need to help. Maybe it is a financial struggle so we need to join the work field. Maybe it is he needs help deciding an important decision. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty when it comes to helping your man. After all when we are struggling don’t we like it when they try to help us out in a bind. I am sure they would appreciate the same kind of treatment.
Just like us our men need to know that we are behind them 110 percent. They need to be reminded that no matter what we love them for who they are and for what they are becoming. They also need to know that we appreciate them and are willing to help them when ever they need it. So the next time your husband needs you to provide him with comfort, roll those sleeves up and jump right in. After all you are the one who he choose to provide him comfort in his time of need.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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