I talked with a friend recently who’s going through some challenging times financially. He’s holding up pretty well but I know feels worn out. He’s working hard but there’s only so much he can do.
He worries sometimes, like all of us, how he’ll pay the mortgage and take care of his family.
I said to him, “You know, I finding life surprising. Challenges pop up in ways we never see coming. Yet, over and over I’ve also discovered God’s unmistakable comfort and direction in the midst.”
“In a way we’re all walking wounded. Like a hospital filled only with patients. We have no idea what we’re doing but we’re just trying to help each other.”
I was reminded of that in a verse.
“God comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort others in trouble with the comfort we’ve received from God.”
God will comfort you in mysterious ways no matter what you’re facing when you simply hope in his love and direction.
Then you get the opportunity to share that love with someone else who needs encouragement.
And mysteriously you’ll find yourself even more encouraged.
Yeah, my dad told me I’d have crazy days. He just failed to tell me there’d be so many.
*2 Corinthians 1:4