After Reading This Post You Will Think Twice Before Telling Someone Hurting “It Is Well”


In Nigeria, many people hide under the phrase ‘IT IS WELL’ to avoid the blow that the reality of a situation may bring, and also to avoid having to think of a practical solution, help or advice to offer the person who is hurting or facing challenges.

It has become a mindless and generic statement lacking any real empathy, comfort or guidance.

We all know it – the person saying it and the person it is being said to.

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A Facebook post by Journalist Shola Okpodu about this, caught our attention yesterday.  She is rightfully vexed by the damage these words have caused and wrote about it on Facebook.


She wrote,

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