The word of the day
Jesus has great compassion for our pain. He is able to bring His transformative grace into our most hurtful experience.
2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
This verse doesn't mean we should buck up and pretend the pain isn't so bad. Its simply reminds us that one day we'll look back and discover the long-term gifts that He produced in the midst of the abrasive sand, the crashing waves, and the day- after after day pressures, one that day, when we glimpse the eternal glory, we'll agree that glory outweighs any pain
Hopeful Praise One of my friends was in tears on a beautiful summer day, unable to deal with life’s difficulties. Another could not look beyond the life-altering sadnesses of her past. Still another struggled with the closing of the small church he had pastored faithfully. A fourth friend had lost his job at a local ministry.What can our struggling friends—or any of us—do to find hope?...