I’m sure we can all agree that there have been some moments in our life where we desperately needed God’s comfort. Moments where it seemed like the world has stopped spinning & the days were never going to end. I know I’ve had my fair share & that they aren’t fun.
Paul was also a man who had gone through some pretty extreme trials in his life. Paul had a beautiful mindset about trials & the way we should see them. For him, they were seen as moments to truly reveal his character & experience God’s Love in a deeper way. I can attest when I say that during my darkest trials, the deepest heart aches & the biggest disappointments that I felt God’s Love like I never had before.
What’s even better is that once you have gone through a trial, God can then use you in a much more effective manner to bring comfort to those who are going through a similar trial. There is no greater gift then the gift of knowing that something you went through has positioned you to bring them peace. It’s beautiful when we can give the pain in our lives a deeper purpose and meaning.
Remember these few things in the midst of trials. It reveals your character, it shapes your character, it’s an opportunity to experience God’s love in a unique way & through the trials you will be able to relate better and help someone else through their trial…