In response to Monday’s post, Is Your Opinion Really Needed, LaVonne made the following statement:
Wanda, many people forget that God is the “God of all Comfort” for a reason (in this world we will have MANY tribulations). He calls us to cast our care on Him because He knew there would be worries and issues that we could not possibly carry by ourselves… –LaVonne
Imagine my surprise as I just happened to come across (more like a God incident than coincidence) 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 in my reading.
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. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. (NLT)
Give Out What You Received
Although God is the ultimate source of comfort, he expects us to have something to offer to others. If you’ve ever experienced a rough patch and wasn’t quite sure if you would emerge in tact but you did, then your experience can serve as a witness to God’s grace, comfort and deliverance to others facing similar circumstances. Now I know I said it’s not necessary to always give your critique of matter and that’s true. But there are times you could be withholding from others because you fail to share your story. Whether we are sharing our stories, offering advice, or giving out hugs, we always need wisdom and discernment to know which to offer.
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