2 Corinth 1:3-4 NIV. 3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God
During the unprecedented times that we live in today, it is easy to overlook trials and tribulations that people around us may be going through.
When the Apostle Paul wrote to the people of Corinth he reminded them that we serve a loving God, who comforts us in all our troubles; but then adds that we are, therefore, equipped to show that same comfort to others.
The word of God is clear and simple here for us to understand. We, as Christians, have experienced God’s immeasurable mercies, grace, faith, joy and peace during times of trouble – So when others are troubled, we should be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
Today, we ask ourselves, is there someone that is going through the same affliction God has brought you through? How can I help someone who is going through a challenge in life that I have been able to conquer through Chirst? Which Bible verses did you meditate on that you are now able to share to a brother or a sister, going through the same situation?
God puts us through life’s challenges to build us up, so we can reach down and pull up another.
Or if you are heavily burdened and going through a difficult time of sadness or even depression, be assured that we serve a mighty God who has you firmly placed in the palms of His loving hands.
Go to the Word of God and find comfort in Him today.
Nehemiah 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.
Isaiah 49:13 “Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted.”
Loving Father, we declare that you are sovereign and Lord over our lives, and we receive your comfort in times of trouble and tribulation, so that we may know how to comfort others in times of need.