Hey y’all! So I wanted to have just words on the blog today. For those who don’t personally know me- Jesus is very important in my upbringing and my life. I grew up in church and I have seen evidence of Jesus in my life. I will share my testimony later on, but on Wednesday’s I wanted to have a mid-week pick-me-up. I am not sure what this will look like down the road. For now I am going to be reading devotionals from different sources or listening to podcasts and sharing them on my blog! They will be linked at the beginning and end of these posts with my comments/thoughts in between!
After Reading the Devotion
When I read this devotional I immediately started thinking of all those around me who have lost a friend or family member just in the last 2 weeks. My dad lost a high school friend, my childhood best friend lost her grandmother, another friend from school lost her brother, my college best friend lost her grandfather, a friend-of-a-friend lost her grandfather, and two young girls lost their father. So much loss has happened around me and this devotional speaks volumes for these situations.
My Take Away
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV) says: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
This verse is telling us that the Lord is comforting us in our troubles, and we should be there to comfort others in their troubles. It may be uncomfortable to reach out to people you haven’t spoken to in a while, but they may need someone- and that someone may be you. When I attended my childhood best friend’s grandmother’s funeral, it was the first time I had spoken to her in probably 6 years (give or take). As soon as I saw her, I wrapped my arms around her and her mom. Sometimes that is all they need.
Someone around us is always hurting and there are so many ways to comfort them. This convicted me to really reach out to my friends and those I haven’t spoke to in a while and just let them know I am thinking about them and see how they are doing. Yes- it can be uncomfortable, but they need the comfort in their time of trouble.
If you have anything you need to be prayed for- leave a comment below! Or for suggestions on devotionals, books, or podcasts- leave a comment below!
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Bruxvoort, Alicia. “When The Comfort of Christ Shows up on Your Doorstep.” Proverbs 31 Ministries, 26 June 2019, www.proverbs31.org/read/devotions/full-post/2019/06/26/when-the-comfort-of-christ-shows-up-on-your-doorstep.