Christians need to understand the theology of God and His work and words.
The time-extended-release capsules we need is not found in hugging a doll but reading the verses in the BIBLE. The Spirit will release His strength in us hourly.
- Psalms 103:19 "The Lord hath prepared His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom ruleth over all."
- Romans 8:28 "And we know that all works together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called to His purpose."
- Ephesians 1:11 "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things afer the counsel of His own will."
(or Charity would get the Charles Stanley "Life Principles" Bible).
Or get a hug from Charlie Bond or Ray McCoy. That is far better than hugging a doll. Get a call from Sharan McCoy, get an email from a friend, get a card from Allen and Toni Barnhart, including their children and grandkids. Or share a new blonde joke with Melody. If you need a spiritual therapist, Rick Warner has been a blessing to me. Of course I could continue to give illustration, but it would take pages.
If you need strength, or you have emotional trouble, or you need a lift, you need the time-released power of Jesus Christ, via the Holy Spirit. And sometimes Christ will use us to encourage others.