This verse from 2 Corinthians 1:3 is one that I turn to when I don’t understand why God is allowing me to walk through certain events in my life. It’s a comfort to me that although it’s not always easy, God can use any circumstance I’m in to make me a more effective minister later.
My ability to connect with others through shared trials is sometimes the only positive that can be attributed to a situation, but often enough that’s a lot! My compassion grows when I’ve walked in someone’s shoes. Maybe that’s why it means so much to me that Jesus spent time walking in mine. He can relate to the things I’m going through. Thankfully, I’ve never even come close to having to relate to the things He went through for me.
When my friend requested this verse I was excited because it’s been a comfort for me over many years. I hope that it is a comfort to you as well. Enjoy!