"The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort...comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort others ..."
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
"...we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair..."
2 Corinthians 4:7-8
"...under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way."
We all at one time or another find ourselves stuck in the
potholes of life. We might feel damaged and broken or rejected
and alone but we have no need to despair. We are not alone!
Jesus knows. We have a higher calling, a greater purpose for
those troubling experiences we are facing. One day we will be
able to comfort others who are hurting because we know their
suffering. Our light will shine on another's dark and difficult
path and one day when we step into eternity, we will receive
the crown of life.