Suffering with One Another

Thoughts from Pastor Brad

Paul shares in 2 Corinthians chapter 1; “For the more we suffer for Christ the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.” He goes on to say later in the chapter; “We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us.” How many of you like to suffer? We suffer at times because of our own mistakes and we suffer because we live in a world of sin. Suffering is a fact of life. The difference according to Paul is how we suffer? Trusting in the Lord and suffering for Christ is a blessing as we are filled with the Spirit. We also share in God’s comfort and peace through Christ when we suffer with one another! That’s right, we receive comfort in own lives from God when we suffer along side one another. This empathizing or walking with another in each other’s shoes brings comfort to everyone during trials. May God bless us as we walk alongside one another during times of grief.