Thursday, September 21, 2017

DAILY DEVO...God comforts us so we can comfort others


How do you react to hard times?

Hardships can either make us or break us. During times of stress and anxiety, we often lean unto our own understanding instead of God's.

Several years ago, we went thru a very difficult time with one of our kids. At a young age, we received a less than promising report from the doctor. The next few years, we would go thru surgeries and a change of life for all of us.

At the time, I often questioned why God was allowing us to go thru all of that. It wasn't until many years later that I realized that God actually had purpose for our pain, He not only would see us thru but He would use us to minister to families with similar health challenges.

In 2 Corinthians, Paul urged the Corinthians to know that God was their source of comfort in the midst of their trouble...

(2 Corinthians 1:3,4) "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."

He not only brings us comfort but He brings us thru so that we can turn around and be a comfort to others.

You may be feeling some pain today, but be reassured that there is purpose in your pain; God will comfort you so that you can also be a comfort for others.

HAVE A BLESSED (and comforting) DAY. Laurie

TODAY'S READING...Isaiah 3-5, 2 Corinthians 1:1-11, Psalm 143:1-6

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