Comforted to Comfort

 “Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.”

1 Peter 4:19

Yesterday, Matt and Lauren Chandler appeared on James Robison’s TV show, Life Today, to share the story of what God has done in their lives through Matt’s battle with brain cancer. Even though my heart aches for the Chandlers, I can’t help but be amazed at how God’s grace has been manifested in their response to this painful trial. Instead of becoming wrapped up in their own sorrows, they have continued to find ways to minister to others as they share the hope they have found in Jesus Christ. As I watched this interview, 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 came to my mind: 

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. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

Here’s a clip of the interview:

Watch the entire program here: LifeToday Video

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