Draw close to God, especially during times of hardship, pain or trial, and you will virtually glow with God’s presence and grace. You will have a positive influence on people around you, even if you don’t realize it (or even if you think the opposite must be true) at the time.
I have known several God-centered people who were going through times of tremendous pain or illness. In every instance, you can look back along the path these people traveled and see the Godly mark that they left on the lives that they touched along the way. Don’t underestimate the ways that God can, and will, use your life.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.