When you encounter a new difficulty, what kind of person do you seek – someone who has already experienced that situation themselves, right? Empathy is a powerful connector! We yearn for the comfort that someone who has “been there” and survived can provide. Our life experiences, especially the tough ones, set us up perfectly to assist others going through similar circumstances.
1. How has God used someone’s previous hardship to comfort and guide you through your own struggle?
2. What insights have you gained from your trials in life that would benefit others?
Challenge: Using your answers from question 2, brainstorm ways you can serve God by comforting His people. Think of your past troubles as God equipping you with natural empathy and something valuable to offer. Where would your experience impact people who need to know what you have already learned?
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