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Vital signs- Saturday, September 30th, 2023

Never Alone

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

Why do bad things happen to good people? This is a question that all of us wrestle with when we see injustice around us or experience it first hand. Where is God? Why is He allowing this? Does He even exist or care? All these questions we tend to ask during times of extreme hardship. Most times there aren’t easy answers to give, but knowing someone cares and has walked through this pain as well, brings comfort. It gives a feeling that we aren’t alone. God promises to comfort us in our troubles, not necessarily remove our troubles as we would prefer God to do. Some days it may not feel like God is present in the way we’d like, but His ways are always higher than ours. He’s with you. He loves you. You are not alone in your suffering.

How have I seen God in my suffering in the past? Am I able to see God in my current suffering? Is there someone I should reach out to help me process my suffering? Is there someone I know who is suffering and i could perhaps show comfort?

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for being a present God in my life. Thank you for being with me, never leaving me, walking with me, caring for me, and bringing comfort to areas of my life that need your touch. Help me to find ways to extend that same comfort to others around me today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Team Wade loves you and is praying for you ❤️👊

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