January 10, 2023
By Kimberly Hobbs
EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
Laurie Sammarco Pembroke Pines, Fl.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-4 )
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.”
God sees our pain, and He will use it for good, for our pain serves a purpose.
How much easier is it to comfort others who are going through the same pain you have gone through, who share in your distress? Your understanding and wisdom will bring peace to others as you witness to them on how you survived. You can share how God brought you through it all and what a joy to testify of to bring others hope.
One day your perseverance to trust God with all your suffering will be the comfort someone needs to find their hope for tomorrow. We were created to love and to live for God. He covers you with His royalty and has chosen you for such a time as this.
How wonderful to be able to share your peace and encouragement with others who don’t know of God’s saving grace. You will be the voice of God that projects His wisdom and gives hope in a time of uncertainty.
It’s His grace that brings us to the other side and allows us to see the reason for our struggles. God will show you that there was a purpose for every tear you shed. Thank you, Lord, for giving us the substance we need when we need it. Thank You for allowing our pain to be used to restore and bring hope to the depressed, insecure, and broken-hearted who are searching for answers.
Lord, we give all praise that You are the answer that brings about the change in this world.