No one is exempt from heartache. All of us, at some point, will face unimaginable trials that will shake us to the core.
When they come, we are not meant to walk alone, but rather find strength and hope from one another with the grace that abounds in Christ.
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)
My prayer is that your faith would be fortified as you read these various stories of others who have walked through their own valley. In the dark places, they clung to the source of their courage, Jesus himself, who enabled them to keep walking down a road of healing and hope, and yes, even joy.