Others Watch How We Handle Hardship

A conversation last night reminded me of something that has been a theme in my life. Since I devoted my life to Jesus in July 1989, it has not been an easy road. There have been difficult times, chronic illnesses diagnosed, times of financial hardship and more.

2 Corinthians chapter 1 has been a theme for my life- Blessed be the God of comfort who comforts us……. so that we in turn my comfort others.

The verse in the image relates to Paul’s suffering and how it blesses others.

Last night I had a Zoom chat with a friend in Brazil. I shared with my friend about what happened in March when I lost three weeks of income because of the shutdown but also how God helped me. I also shared with my friend about my autoimmune flare this week. My friend’s reaction was, “You have all of that happening and you still teach us the bible on Sunday morning. You are a model for me for following Jesus.”

I was not expecting that comment at all. All I could say was thank you. No one had ever said that to me at least in person or video chat.

Other people watch how we handle hardship. They watch how we treat other people. They watch what we do.

This is something I wish more Christians would stop and take in at this time. Our focus should be on showing the love of Jesus at this time, trusting him in this crisis, and helping others not feeding into conspiracy theories or arguments.

Let’s be the church and show the love of Jesus.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

32 thoughts on “Others Watch How We Handle Hardship

  1. “Let’s be the church and show the love of Jesus.” Amein!

    Thank you. Good word for today. Keep looking upward, always. . .

    L-RD Bless, Keep, Shine, , ,

  2. Amen! At this time when people are hurting is when it is specially important to show we are Christians by our love… And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
    Yeah they’ll know we are Christians by our love. β€πŸ’•

  3. I’m pretty sure I’ve commented something like that about you before. Maybe not in those exact words, but I’m near certain I have acknowledged that you are an inspiration and strong example of devotedness to God. Yes, I do recall commenting that the word I would use to describe you is devoted! πŸ˜ƒ So there you go. πŸ˜ƒ More kudos and love. ❀

      1. You’re welcome. I am doing pretty well today. We got out for our groceries, and it looks like the sun is attempting to shine. How about you? How are you doing?

  4. Yes people are always watching us. We must be careful. Thanks for the reminder. I’m glad you got to chat with your friend. Hope you get to visit Brazil again in the future. πŸ€—

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