In an interview Steve Harvey gave on TV, he breaks down when he begins to share about a difficult experience he went through. Harvey speaks about the need for Christians to love those going through difficult times.
Steve Harvey Breaks Down Discussing the Concepts of Grace and Mercy
American actor, comedian, TV host, and producer, Steve Harvey is passionate about the way people treat others. And the 66-year-old put this into practice when he founded the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation with his wife.
Their philanthropic organization is focused on helping fatherless children through various outreach services and resources.
But Steve Harvey, formally named Broderick Stephen Harvey Sr., talks a little bit in an interview on TBN about how his passion to care for those going through difficult times started. In the interview, the Family Feud Host breaks down, saying, “When you ain’t got nobody…people don’t know what it’s like.”
He points out that “every one of us can make a mistake,” speaking about sin.
Steve Harvey reminds viewers that despite the fact that all people sin, God forgives. Yet, he breaks down, recalling the judgement and lack of empathy or support he had received at certain times when he’d made a mistake in the past.
He said that he knows what it’s like to feel alone. “I can’t tell them what it feels like sometimes,” Steve Harvey says, explaining that his mother’s words about grace and mercy carried him through the lonely times.
“It’s all I got sometimes,” he breaks down discussing his need for God’s grace and mercy in those times.
He breaks down explaining that he’d “be trying to hold it together” on his own.
Watch him discuss his experience here:
Interestingly, one of the main reasons Harvey breaks down in this conversation is not only because he felt alone, but because when he tried to let someone join him, he experienced rejection in the church.
Steve Harvey Discusses a Way the Church is Ineffective
“When you try to go over there to somebody who’s supposed to be a Christian, and then all of the sudden, you get this whole–looking down your nose at me because I made a mistake,” Steve Harvey says.
He recalls an example conversation with a Christian who approached him with judgement, saying, “‘All I’m telling you…today, right now, I’m going through something, I’m having some trouble. I just need you man. Hear what I’m saying?”
Unfortunately, when he’d reached out for help as he was going through difficult times and had made a mistake, people didn’t respond with grace or mercy.
“People, man, they get up on their horse and they ride this so high. You feel like you can’t go over there. And then the church is ineffective like that,” Steve Harvey told the TBN host.
Explaining that he knows a lot of people who could use some help from Christians, he says, “That’s what I wish was different.”
“I just wish that the community was more together,” Harvey commented, explaining how people have all kinds of different journeys.
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