2 Corinthians 1:3-4, “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 receive from God.”
In this scripture, we are reminded that God is ever-present to comfort us. We are also reminded that He is able and willing. In light of this knowledge, we praise “the Father of compassion and God of all comfort.” If we believe this simple fact, then there is no need to turn to other substances nor to behaviors to achieve this comfort. Our comfort source is God. Our level of faith determines whether or not we will turn solely to Him, or to someone or something else for comfort.
Secondly, in this scripture, we receive the call to comfort others. Since we have been through dark times, we are able to empathize with others. We have been changed and empowered by the comfort God has given us and we are now able to share the ultimate source of comfort with others.
May God bless you this this week and bring you comfort in times of trouble.
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