You may have noticed that I have not written a post in a while. It isn’t for lack of wanting. Every day I come into work, I look at my computer screen and ponder what I could write about, and every day, the page remains blank. The reason is because I’m going through a period of spiritual burnout.
There are days when this frustrates me to no end, and other days where I realize that I just have to ride the wave and know that “This, too, shall pass.” Of course, it’s easier to tell myself those things than to believe them. Times like this make me question my faith more than when things are going smoothly, and honestly, I appreciate them for what they are, even though they are difficult to go through.
It’s easy to believe in God when things are going well in my life. It’s harder to believe and hold onto hope when I’m feeling down in the dumps. But those are exactly the times when we need to do just that. And not just for us, but for others as well.
There is a quote that I love from 2 Corinthians 1:3-4: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” I love this quote because it shows that with all the troubles we go through, God is teaching us compassion so we can share what we learn with others who may go through the same things. How beautiful is that?
Even though things are tough right now, I’m going to try to push forward so one day I can help someone who is struggling push forward as well. What do you think? Have you had an experience that helped you help someone else? Please share!