I was talking with someone last week and they were reflecting on a difficult time they faced years ago. They spoke of how tough it was to make it through each day and how they know that God helped them through that time. They shared how God has since used their experience to help them connect with and be able to offer help and hope to others going through similar tough times. As they spoke I was reminded of Paul’s words to the church in 2 Corinthians 1:3 – 4.
2 Cor 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
In these verses Paul praises God for the comfort and strength He sends to us in difficult times. Paul says that not only does God pull us through such times but that He is able to use these experiences in our lives in a positive way. We are able to comfort others with the same divine comfort that we ourselves have received from God. My prayer for you is that today, you will know and receive the comfort of God, the Father of all mercies and all comfort, and our Lord Jesus Christ.