Saturday, February 18, 2012

Comfort in Our Troubles {Something to Think About}

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 
(2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NLT)

There is purpose in our trials. Although we may not see it at the time, God can bring good from anything and everything in our lives. When we experience trouble and receive God’s love and comfort, we can then be there for others and share the comfort God has given us. He comforts us in our trying times, so we can comfort others in theirs.

God bless you today!

In Christ,
Laura


Linking up with my friends at Brag on God Friday, Fresh Brewed Sundays, Jumping Tandem, and Sharing His Beauty

16 comments:

  1. Knowing something has purpose is very comforting. So smart of God. :) Thanks for linking up Laura

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    1. Knowing there's purpose helps me make it through the tough times. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Such a comfort knowing He can make all thing good. . .
    Wonderful encouragement, Laura -- thank you!
    All for Him,
    Nikki

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  3. In the midst of the trouble, the purpose seems far away. It is looking in the rear view mirror that we find clarity. Nice to bump into you here through Barbie's place.

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    1. I agree, I may not know what the purpose is in the midst, but it still helps me to know there is one and that one day God may reveal it to me. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I try to remember to ask God to use my hard times to glorify Him and bring comfort to others! He is so faithful. Thanks for reminding me that He comforts me to bring comfort to others.

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  5. Yes a purpose under the heaven....

    Thank you Laura.

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  6. "so that we can comfort others" - and not just our favorites, not just the "worthy" - I love this scripture!

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  7. God is not a "waster". Even when He's not the source of our pain or struggles, He will make sure fruit and spiritual gifting bring even more to Him. Never a Waster. And what a blessing that is!

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    1. In the good times and the bad, to God be the Glory! Thanks for your comment!

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  8. It's such a comfort knowing that no trial is wasted by God and that He uses ALL of it for His glory and to help others. It's something I always need to remember when I'm going through tough stuff, that's not easy though.
    Thank you for the reminder!

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  9. What a wonderful verse to remind us that God can truly use our trials for a good work in us. Then we can share it with the people who need a blessing.

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  10. So true, Laura! Some of the experiences that I've had have been painful, but through them, God has shown me how to help others with what I have learned...how to comfort being the biggest!

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  11. True, but hard to accept sometimes. Don't you just love these blog hops where we get to find and meet new blog friends? Glad I found you. I followed you on Twitter cause' I didn't see a follower button. Add a Linky button...it is great. I would love if you stopped by and followed back, so we can stay connected. Lori

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  12. Thank you so much for linking up to the blog hop!! Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors.

    Kelly
    www.livelaughrowe.com

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!