“He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.”
2 Corinthians 1:4
Life gets pressured and before we know it we can be overwhelmed… we’re in a hard time. When we find ourselves in these hard times it’s always comforting to have someone by our side. They are not merely there to HELP, they’re also there to provide comfort.
Today’s verse knits together God’s way of bringing hard times to an end. God’s way is a lot easier than we think! It’s in our hard times that God comes beside us to HELP and to comfort. He does this through the Holy Spirit, our comforter. The Holy Spirit is a very present HELP in time of need.
But that’s only part of the story. After we have experienced this amazing comfort and HELP from the Holy Spirit, God wants us to do something with it. He wants us to give it away! God says find another person in a hard time and HELP them the same way He HELPED us. We’re not to sit around in comfort… No! God’s plan is for us to HELP others out of their distress!
This week, lets reach out and HELP bring comfort to others experiencing hard times. Let’s not allow our present situation to stop us lending a hand to help them. As we do this we’ll discover how our difficulties end and how blessed others become through us.