[God] consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God.
- 2 Corinthians 1:4 (NRSV)
Boy am I tired of having all this bit of life dumped on me .... still every opportunity to learn is turned in to an opportunity of ministry. I met a lady the other day in the check out in WalMart, she is having health problems related to her heart. I was able to be used because I could identify with her and talk to her about her circumstances. It makes for great conversations having all this junk happen to us in life but the joy and reward of being used by God in even the smallest of opportunities.