Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV
We all walk through difficulties. What are they good for?
- Growing our faith, for sure.
- Deepening our relationship with our Creator.
- Strengthening us with what we need to get through the difficulties.
Remembering what we have learned helps us better understand someone else who might be beginning their journey or smack dab in the middle a similar situation. We were in their shoes not so long ago. Can we relate to the fear? The pain? The confusion?
While it is important to look forward and not get stuck in the muck of our past, it is also incredibly important to share with others in their pain.
When have you had the opportunity to comfort others with the comfort you have received?