Yesterday I visited an old friend who is going through some really difficult challenges at this season in her life.

We talked, shared, laughed, prayed, but for me, the most rewarding aspect of the visit was that having previously walked a similar path myself, I was able to empathize with, comfort, encourage and give her hope; that was truly a blessing.

As I left her house, I thought of how when going through my season of challenges, I “accidentally” came in contact with a schoolmate I had not seen for many years who, I discovered through conversation, had walked a similar path that I was walking at the time and of how by sharing her journey and what God had done in her life, she was able to empathize with, comfort, encourage and give me hope.

Yesterday it was my turn to do the same for, or rather, give that same gift to someone else.

Whenever you go through a trial or test, always remember that it is not just about you, it is also about a person or persons God will place in your path in the future who will need what He has put in you as a result of going through that test or trial.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 puts this privilege this way:-

“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.” (NIV) 

The Voice Bible puts it like this:-

“All praise goes to God, Father of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. He is the Father of compassion, the God of all comfort. He consoles us as we endure the pain and hardship of life so that we may draw from His comfort and share it with others in their own struggles.”


So today this blog post and song is just for Dorey, a fellow sheep in God’s flock.

My sister be patient, flow with the process, stand on the Word, continue to keep the faith and pray and rest in the fact that God loves you and no matter what happens or how things appear, He is working it all out for you.



“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

(Romans 8:28 – NKJV)

Be encouraged also that one day, you too will be positioned to empathize with, comfort, encourage and give hope to someone else because of this experience and what God does in you.



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Video “HE’S WORKING IT OUT FOR YOU” by Pastor Shirley Caesar courtesy of chj33 – http://www.youtube.com


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