Daily Insight January 9
“He gives us comfort in all our troubles. Then we can comfort other people who have the same troubles. We give the same kind of comfort God gives us.” 2nd Corinthians 1:4. NLV.
Your past experiences and the wisdom you acquired through it are divinely designed to help and comfort people around you. In other words, God wants you to share your past experiences with someone else ready to hear from you. God wants you to build up, motivate and inspire someone else with your knowledge and experience. When you come out of your struggles Listen! God already prepared someone else to hear your experiences.
When you share your experiences, good or bad, with others, do you know you are in essence giving them hope, encouragement and new direction? God wants you to be a mentor in someone else’s life with your unique story.
There was a man lived in Syria about 3000 years ago. He was a Syrian army’s commander in chief. He was a great man and highly regarded. However, he had an incurable bad disease called leprosy. His wife had a servant girl who was captured from Israel. She became a servant to Naaman’s wife. One day, the girl gave a comforting hope to Naaman’s wife and said “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” Naaman’s hope kindled and he talked to his king. His king said I would give a letter to the king of Israel. Because of the words of this little girl, the commander in chief of the army of the king of Aram got healed by obeying what Elisha commanded. Elisha said go and wash seven times in the Jordan. Naaman got angry because he thought the prophet would wave his hand on him and the spot and cure him. He was upset. However, due to one of his servant’s counsel, Naaman obeyed what Elisha commanded and got healed instantly. His flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.
Amazed by his wonderful healing, Naaman confessed with his mouth, “Now I know there is no God in all the world except in Israel.” Naaman believed in one and true God of Israel because of the words of a little girl. In other words, God used the little girl’s words to give hope, comfort, and healing to a gentile commander in chief in Syria.
Your knowledge, experiences, and words are vitally important for God to accomplish his eternal purposes in other people’s lives.
God gave you special knowledge about him, doesn’t he? He gave you comfort amid your problems and pains, doesn’t he? Why did he do all these things? Why did he invest in your life with much valuable knowledge and experiences? Our insight says so that you can pass on your knowledge, experiences, and comfort to those who have the same troubles. God wants you to be helpers and comforters by sharing your knowledge and experience.
In your school, workplace, the circle of friends, neighborhood, community, nation, and the world, someone is waiting to hear your story and experience. Step up to the divine call in this regard. God will equip you with energy, wisdom, and strength if you would say to him you are ready to be used by Him.
“Father in heaven, you led me through different experiences -good and bad – in the past years of my life. And you taught me many lessons. Help me to share those God taught lessons with other people. Lord, I am available and use me for your glory. I believe Jesus died and rose again for my sins. I trust in the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness, salvation and everlasting life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”