They then asked me several questions about what we have been doing for the past several years. Their response to what I shared was affirming and encouraging. Their encouragement was timely. The struggles we have had have in the past months have caused me to question if I should continue to push through this – what Gladwell labels a dip. My friend’s enthusiasm for what I shared was like a spring rain on a parched ground.
2 Corinthians 1:3 – 5 tells us that the junk – that is in the original – we go through is preparation to comfort others. My friend did that. I left that conversation comforted, encouraged, and recharged.
It reminds me that the “junk” has a purpose. It is prep for me to comfort, encourage, and recharge others. That was a good and timely reminder.