2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Paul discovered true comfort in God. You will, too. You will find that He is the Father of mercy, who will comfort you in order that you can comfort others. As you go through difficult times, real storms, immense challenges, you will find, even as Paul found, that God is a God of comfort.
This is such a key passage because it clearly explains that the degree you can encourage others is the degree you have been encouraged yourself. Your challenge this week is to tap into the resources of God’s comfort to you and be reminded of how God has taken you through difficult times then in turn be a support to someone else in their time of need. It is only when you have experienced God’s faithfulness firsthand that you can assure others that God will be faithful to them.
Grace be with you,