Many people today are crying out for comfort but don’t know where to find it. The difficulties and sufferings of life have left them confused, depressed, or disillusioned. Instead of turning to God, who is the only source of true and lasting comfort, they may have given up on Him. Desiring relief from pain and hardship is only natural, but the bigger issue is learning how to benefit from the experience by turning to the Lord and receiving His encouragement.
God always has a reason for our trials, and we’ll never have to go through them alone if we’ve trusted Jesus Christ as our Savior. Because God has placed the Holy Spirit within us to be our Guide and Comforter, we can exit our trials stronger than we entered into them. By building and strengthening our faith, God makes us even more useful for His kingdom.
Charles Stanley - A Comforting Message in Fearful Times