Trials and Tribulations

Jun 22, 2010  |     |   General

There are times in my life when I observe the struggles and tribulations endured by others. Of course, I keep them in my prayers and hold them up in spirit, but at the same time I can’t help but wonder why. Why such trial and tribulation?

Well, today one of those questions was answered. I watched a fellow staff member work with two Sudanese clients who were attempting to obtain their naturalization papers. There were so many forms to be filled and so much red tape, yet, Jonathan was unfazed. He navigated and maneuvered through the red tape like a seasoned captain. Then it hit me. This is why he and his family experienced so much difficulty getting into the country. The LORD was preparing him to help others. What a great GOD we serve and never to be questioned.

II Corinthians 1:3-4 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

Jesse Powell
Men’s Emergency Services Coordinator

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