Black Flowy Tank With Skechers Sandals

I am all about comfort when it comes to buying shoes nowadays as well as style.  Today, I am featuring a cute pair of sandals that meets both those requirements.

Flowy Tank (Similar Here) / Gap Jeans (Similar Here) / Skechers Sandals / Clutch (Similar Here) / Necklace / Bracelet (Similar Here)

I love great slip-on sandal for the Summer.  These Skechers Sandals are that and more.  They are so cute and made with memory foam cushioning which makes them very comfortable.  They are also on sale at a great price!

My black tank top was a vacation find.  Here are some similar that would work with this outfit.  JCPenney Tank / Joah Brown Tank

My jeans are vintage from Gap.  I found some other brands in a similar color.  AG Legging Ankle Jeans / 7 For All Mankind Jeans

This clutch was on clearance when I bought it to take to my sister-in-law’s wedding.  I have linked similar ones Here and Here.  I love that it was dressy enough to take to the wedding, yet I can still use it with more casual outfits.  If you read my last post, you know I don’t carry a purse unless absolutely necessary.  I do sometimes like to carry one so I have a place to keep my phone and a lipstick.  A small clutch is perfect for it.

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Please keep reading as I share about my faith in today’s devotional.

Comforting Others

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 any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4

I don’t know about you, but I often wonder why some people suffer so much in life while others don’t.  Suffering doesn’t discriminate.  It doesn’t matter where you live, your lifestyle, whether you are a Christian or not.  I try to live a healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating right most of the time, yet I still suffered from breast cancer.  We will never know the answers as to why some go through more suffering than others, but here is what we do know.

We will all die one day, not one of us will live forever.  Why some die earlier than others, no one can explain.  The good news is we don’t have to be sad about it.  If you put your faith in Christ’s saving grace, then this is not the end.  We will live in peace and pure joy in the presence of God in heaven forever.  There will be no suffering there.

Since surviving breast cancer, I have sometimes experienced great guilt.  I have felt guilty as to why I survived and others didn’t.  Even though I did suffer, I felt guilty because there are others who have suffered more than me with this disease.  They have had harsher treatments with more severe cancers.  Whenever I feel this way, I think about the verses above.  In fact, I remember these verse whenever I experience any kind of suffering whether it is physical or emotional.  God uses us to comfort others.  He uses us to connect with others in their suffering to show them his glory and way to salvation.  I will never truly understand what another lady going through breast cancer experienced just as she won’t understand what I experienced.  I can listen to her, share with her, and offer compassion.  I can share with her how God comforted me.

While we cannot truly walk in someone else’s shoes, the one who does truly understand what you are going through is Christ.  He took on the sins of each one of us.  His suffering on the cross for the sins of us all was the worst, most painful suffering beyond imagination.  He loves us all that much!

The other thing I remember when feelings of guilt arise is that God is in control of our destinies.  I am still alive and those of you reading this are too, because God wants us here.  I am thankful he determines how long we live.  His plan for each of us is unique and different.  Each time I go to the doctor’s office for a checkup, I always wonder if God is going to give me an opportunity to comfort someone else there.  That has not happened yet.  Instead, I am here sharing with the online world my faith.  I have come to a place of feeling humbled and honored that God is using my experience with breast cancer to reach out to other ladies.  I encourage each of you to look at whatever suffering you’ve experienced and come out on the other side of as a privilege.  God will use your suffering to love and comfort others who are suffering the same way too.


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