It’s so easy to ask why when hard things happen, to fall into the victim role. I know I have many times. But a better question to ask is what – what does God want me to do with this?
One of the greatest gifts we can give another person is the gift of empathy. And oftentimes we are most empathetic toward others when we ourselves have gone through pain and difficulties.
We have something to give because we’ve been there.
With that said, I am honored to write for A Parched Soul, Grayson Pope’s blog. Please stop by his site and check out my post.
You can read it here.
Question: How has God used your struggles to help others?
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Every human being has one universal connecting point: We all struggle.
Every one of us. Rich or poor, white, brown or black – everyone, everywhere, struggles. It’s what makes us human.
The simple fact is we live east of Eden. We were meant to live in harmony, surrounded by lush, vibrant, pristine beauty. But we live in a land of thorns and thistles, pungent with death and decay.
As a result, we struggle.
Although we get glimpses of Eden each day, sometimes a sliver here or there, our common sojourn is one of struggle. There’s no use of pretending otherwise. But we can learn to deal with it effectively. Continue reading