The fact that you are willing to say, “I do not understand, and it is fine,” is the greatest understanding you could exhibit. (Wayne Dyer, self-help, best-selling author)

When a friend shares his difficult situation with us, we may be so eager to help him or her with good advice that we sometimes rattle on without offering much help at all. Our misdirected advice could be more harmful than helpful. Dyer gives us good advice. We should simply admit that we can’t fully appreciate the problem and offer a hug and a word of encouragement.

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

The words of the godly encourage many. (Proverbs 10:21)