All who enter are weary of life. Difficulty and challenge bring all men to their worst estate. Do you judge them, or give them excuse? Do you hold a grudge, where your similar response you would justify? Each one I bring [to] you, that you would aid and lift. Even the smile of a stranger lifts the downhearted. You carry My torch into their darkness. You bring hope to the hopeless, that know not the comfort of My name. Remember they are too My creation. Struggles of sin and weakness plague even those with high position. Bring the light that guides you. Shine on them, as you would want, when the dim shadows of anxiety attack, when weights unbearable rest on your head. Forgive their response to pain, that yours also would be forgiven. Bring to them peace and hope, and do not respond as those that know no hope. Rejoice for you are not in the shoes of he that sits alone. Take pity, that the warmth of My love would be your greeting.
1 John 3:17 (ESV) – But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?
Bottom Line: Those around us all have some degree of silent struggles. They have personal lives too, and some are not going very well. Be careful not to respond to the angry with anger, or the cold and silent with silence, but rather reach out to lift them the best you can. This is part of our calling in the workplace. Let your light shine.