"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." 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Did you know that every believer is a counselor? We are all called and equipped to care for others by virtue of the trials we have experienced. And we have ALL experienced trials, hardships and grief. It's part of life. The key to faithful counsel is in this phrase: "that we may be able to comfort....with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."
My prayer today is that I would faithfully emulate my Wonderful Counselor in any counsel, advice, or comfort I offer to others.