…He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and…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.
–2 Corinthians 1:4 MSG
You probably have a toolbox. Each tool’s usefulness is maximized when used properly. Through your walk with Christ, you have inherited a spiritual toolbox. You acquire those tools through your experiences and later, they are purposed for helping others walk through their trials.
A tool is made for a specific purpose. You could use a wrench for inserting a nail, but a hammer is better suited. God gifted you with certain tools that are perfect for certain jobs. He brings people into your life who need the tools you have. He may also bring people to you who have gifts He wants to see developed in you.
Whether you’re walking through your own hard time or walking others through theirs, don’t lose heart. Remember that God is not the author of these times, but will use all things for your good and His glory.
- Thank God for continuously walking you through life’s challenges.
- Ask God to use your victories as a testimony.