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Fave Scripture – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. (The Message)
Isn’t that just beautiful? God certainly doesn’t want us to suffer in pain anymore than I want to watch my five-year get staples put into his head.  But, life happens.  People get hurt because this world is full of people who hurt people.  Not only that, but natural disasters happen for no unforeseen reason, which can land people in a world of discomfort and tragedy. I love how God can take that ugly stuff, the tumultuous situations in our life and redeem them.  He redeems them when we use them in the lives of others.  He brings healing to our wounded hearts when we give the hope to others that was given to us from Christ. Whatever you’ve walked through…whatever you have endured…whatever path you’ve walked…therein lies your opportunity to bring healing and comfort to another. Pay it forward. Christ did.

7 thoughts on “Fave Scripture – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4”

  1. I love this. Thanks for the reminder of this passage. I’ve seen in my own life that God can redeem anything if we let Him. That means the crap I’ve been through doesn’t have to be wasted. Hallelujah, at least it’s good for SOMETHING! 🙂

  2. praise Him that He’s big enough to use my hurts to glorify Himself & bring healing to others. makes it all seem a little less huge. 🙂

  3. Oh yes! How thankful I am for that promise and for people like you who are willing to be used! I received an email overnight from a dear former student of ours whose young marriage has already experienced infidelity and needs someone to talk to who can understand her grief. Blessed I am to get to begin to turn this pain around. Here I go…

  4. love this. love that God takes the ugly and uses it as a chance to come alongside others and works all things out for good. I’m letting this one soak in…

  5. I am a few weeks into the discovery of my husband’s infidelity. I have found that when I focus only on the my pain and the betrayal I feel, I practically drive myself crazy. This scripture, this wonderful piece of God’s wisdom brings peace to my mind and soul. This morning I found myself not only praying for my husband, but also for the married woman he was involved with. There is a testimony for all of us on the other side of this ugliness and a renewed strength that allows us to give comfort to others on their way through.

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