I’ve been reminded lately that there is a purpose for our pain. Through conversations with friends, messages on Facebook, and my prayer list, God has shown me good comes from the trials and the valleys we walk through. It’s during the hard times that He prepares us to be His hands and feet to the world around us.
We become more compassionate.
We pray with all our might.
We are equipped to walk beside those who find themselves facing the hard stuff that we have overcome.
I’ve watched my mom, a cancer survivor, encourage others battling a daunting diagnosis.
I’ve prayed for a friend who’s feeling down. It wasn’t long ago that I was in her shoes.
John and I will soon have dinner with a couple who’s about to take their first steps on the adoption journey. We will answer all their questions. We will pray. We will walk the journey beside them.
We are not meant to walk through life alone – the storms or the sunshine that we find ourselves in.
Galatians 6:2 says, Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
God helps us through the hard stuff, so we can help others.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 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 1:4)
Is there someone you can reach out to today? What has God brought you through so can be used to help someone else?
This post was written as a response to Holley Gerth’s Coffee for your Heart link up prompt: For more encouragement click here! I am also linking up for Three Word Wednesday. You can join the fun here.