There’s a saying that misery loves company. That's one way of looking at it. Or you can let your misery can also be your ministry that God uses to help others.
Don’t discount the trials you go through as just something you’re going through for you. It’s much bigger than that.
When we find ourselves in situations beyond our control, like the loss of a loved one or even loss of a job, it spins us out of control emotionally.
With that in mind, there are two observations to the challenges we encounter in life. The words of Jesus can sum all of this up in John 16:33:
- Jesus never promised us a rose garden in this life. He was straightforward with His disciples and with us, about the challenges and opposition we would face once He left this earth.
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
This being true, the Lord doesn’t leave us hanging.
No doubt, we’ll endure trials and tribulation. However, whatever that trial is for YOU, know that you can have peace in Christ. What you’re dealing with is not the END of your story.
Satan, is happy to have you in a fetal position, and a pity party over your circumstances
2. The second observation is that if you’re a follower of Christ, every challenge and sorrow you go through in this life will be for GOOD. Paul's reminder in Romans 8:28 should convince us that everything we go through is for a specific purpose designed by the Lord.
So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together for good, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.
Satan, is happy to have you in a fetal position, and a pity party over your circumstances. But, God!
God would have you to rest in His assurance that He is your peace. He can and will turn what the enemy means for evil around for your good.
He will use the misery you’re facing in a situation to be a ministry for you to minister to others who are facing similar circumstances.
Again, our distresses of life are not necessarily just about us, and it’s not for naught.
Let your misery in a situation be your ministry that God uses to bless others and glorify Him. In the end you’ll be like Job and come out like pure gold!
Prayer: Father, thank you for Your promise of everything in my life being turned around for good. Use my circumstances as your vessel to minister to others in their time of need, in Jesus name! Amen