I learned new jargon when dating my husband to be.When asked how he was doing, he sometimes replied, ‘fair-to-middling.’ Someone of French descent might answer, ‘comme ci-comme ca.’At times, I’ve waved my right hand side-to-side; I am okay (so-so) but not feeling all that great.Fair-to-middling relationships reveal fair weather friends. Job had a visit from fair weather friends. He needed compassion; they brought criticism and condemnation. True friends offer comfort and encouragement (in the storms of life).“Then Job answered,‘I have heard many such things; Sorry comforters are you all. ‘Is there no limit to windy words? Or what plagues you that you answer? ‘I too could speak like you, If I were in your place. I could compose words against you And shake my head at you. ‘I could strengthen you with my mouth, And the solace of my lips could lessen your pain (Job 16:5 NASB).”We have power in our lips; we can lesson someone’s pain. God alone has power to bring physical and spiritual healing; yet, we can aid in emotional healing. He gives doctors wisdom and discernment; He hears the prayers of His children.Are my lips prepared to pray, to speak words of comfort?