“He comforts us is all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God gave us.” -2 Corinthians 1:4
Alright, I’m just going to lay this out there…we all have hurt. You are never quite sure when it is going to happen or for how long it is going to happen, but there is hurt in this world. Personally, I experienced hurt over the past two softball seasons. I continued to look down upon myself and was not playing to the best of my ability because I felt like others didn’t have confidence in me. I slowly realized that was not the case. God gave me hurt for a reason. He was not doing it to punish me, he was doing it so I could help someone else going through something similar sprout out of the rut of hurt and despair.
The afternoon after doing my morning devotional on this very topic, God gave me the chance to help someone who was hurting. I was on my way to a catching lessons and I was going over in my head what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to sit her down and have a coach to player conversation about having confidence. Little did I know it would turn into an hour and a half conversation between two friends who have and are going through the same struggles. God gave me that talk to comfort her with the struggles she was going through and give her some insight on how I was able to get out of those same struggles in my life. 2 Corinthians 1:4 couldn’t have been a more perfect bible verse for that situation.
Today, thinking about how God works his astounding moments and timing all perfectly still warms my heart and gives me chills to this day. I know that hurt is something nobody wants to experience, because honestly it does stink to feel like your heart is ripping or you feel like you have no more tears left, but I promise you that God is doing it for a reason. Although you may not know that reason yet, God will have the perfect way to show you.
So for this Motivational Monday, I motivate you to take your hurt and comfort those around you who may be experiencing the same thing. YOU CAN DO IT ☻