Finding the Way Home

Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. (2 Corinthians 1:4) 
Sometimes this journey through life can be so difficult that we’re simply overwhelmed, and it seems there’s no end to the darkness. During such a time in our own family’s life, my wife emerged one morning from her quiet time with a new lesson learned. “I think God wants us not to forget in the light what we’re learning in this darkness.” 
Paul writes this same thought to the Corinthians (2 Corinthians 1), after describing the terrible difficulties he and his team endured in Asia. Paul wants the Corinthians to understand how God can redeem even our darkest moments. We’re comforted, he says, so we may learn how to comfort others (v. 4). Paul and his team were learning things from God during their trials that they could use to comfort and advise the Corinthians when they faced similar difficulties. And God does that for us as well, if we’re willing to listen. He will redeem our trials by teaching us how to use what we’ve learned in them to minister to others. 
Are you in the darkness now? Be encouraged by Paul’s words and experience. Trust that God is right now directing your steps and that He’s also stamping His truths on your heart so you can share them with others who are in similar circumstances. You’ve been there before, and you know the way home. 
Father, help those who are hurting today so they may see and know Your loving presence in their darkest hours. Amen. 
When I read this devotion I was so uplifted. So often we look at our darkness our trials as some sort of failure or we think where did I go wrong but today that must stop, today, we must see opportunity in our darkness, not defeat. God will take what the enemy meant for evil and make it good. Don’t allow the darkness to define you, use it as an opportunity to share with and help others who are in similar circumstances. I love this devotion. We are made more than overcomes. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony (Revelation 12:11). Testify today!! Never forget in the light what you learn in the darkness. 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is Hebrews 13:8