Walking away from a conversation, knocking yourself upside the head.
Thinking, wondering of all the words you chose to say instead.
A pause here could’ve been the chance to say just what they needed to hear.
Instead nerves filled in the space with something that didn’t even come near.
Comfort, an offering of prayer, or even “I know a God who loves you.”
But out came a joke, or an excuse and out the room you withdrew.
By not taking that step of action, by not being clear and candid
You leave them to fight their battle empty handed
They look to us more than we may think we know.
Waiting on us to offer His love, His strength, to help them grow.
Looking back you think “How can I go back and recover the words left unspoken?”
The moment given, the moment not taken, may never be again opened.