The Pain We Share

I was at Chick-Fil-A last week.  A friend just happened to be there and stopped to talk.  The story they shared was almost unbelievable.  And I could tell they were still suffering the effects even a few months removed from the trial.  But the most exciting part about it was how they told me they were able to help another individual later because they understood the pain they were experiencing.

This is one way that God uses what seems bad for good.  Through our shared experiences of suffering, we can comfort one another by sharing in that suffering.

1 Corinthians 12:26 – If one member suffers, everyone suffers with it. If a member is honored, all rejoice with it.

Is that Bible verse used in context?