I know that the title of this post is also the title of a book by Scot McKnight, but this post has nothing to do with the book.
We recently spoke with a dear, dear sister in Christ who is currently living in South Asia with her family. God moved them from a community of light and encouragement, to a place of darkness. They are hurting physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Please pray for my friends. When we talked to her, we wanted nothing more than to hold her and comfort her. However, we know that God is more capable of comforting them. So, this is our prayer for them:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 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. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is
unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:2-7 ESV)