Walk a mile in my shoes
It can be difficult to fully understand when a person is going through trials. It can be easy to judge and offer human solutions.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 says:
3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4 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. 5 For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.
I've found such wisdom and comfort in the Word. I've also found that there are many people who have experienced hardship. They seem to be the ones who understand best. Someone who has been there and walked a similar path.
I continually pray and thank God for providing me with comfort through the gift of friendship and love.
Have you experienced hardship and heartache? Is there someone you know who is going through something similar?
May I encourage you to reach out to them. Pray for them, send a card or simply listen. It's a wonderful gift to offer.
Blessings and love,