Remind me that hard times are to make me stronger and wiser and help me turn tests into testimonies. (Charity M. Richey-Bentley, author)
It’s unfortunate but true that everyone encounters hard times sometime in life. We often ask, “Why?” or “Why me?” And just as often, we don’t find easy answers. But Richey-Bentley’s prayer can be a helpful thought. When we become wiser and stronger through adversity, we can bear a testimony of personal experience that can help someone else.
[God] comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. (2 Corinthians 1:4)