“All true hope and comfort are rooted in thankfulness for God, his character, and his help. Giving hope is about helping a person see the Lord. suffering commands our attention and clouds our vision, making it easy to forget what anchors our faith.
Because trouble has such power to blind and confuse us, it is a sweet grace to have someone come alongside and point us to the One who is a rock, a fortress, a refuge, a hiding place and a shield. We all need someone to remind us that life is not defined by our pain but by our union with Christ.
….giving hope is more than convincing people that things will get better, or helping them decide what to do. Giving hope introduces them to a PERSON (Jesus Christ)
notes taken from “Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands” by Paul David Tripp