Did you know, that in the midst of everything going on, everything is going to be OK? You may or may not get the promotion, or the house, or that raise that will keep you from going backwards in your life. Your kids are going to make some really bad decisions, but they are going to make some really good ones, too. The truth is, you are also going to make some really bad decisions, but some really good ones, yourself. In the end, God is working in the world for His glory and He is not content to let you drift into oblivion fearing the worst.
You see, God is the creator and source of compassion and comfort. Even your hardships are being handcrafted for your good.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2–4 (ESV)
When you are in need of special attention, He’s there for you, too.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 (ESV)
As you are comforted by God and others, perhaps you can consider ways that you can comfort those who are in need around you!
Truth: God is the source of compassion and comfort.
Question: How has God worked in your life in the midst of challenging circumstances?