Comforting Those Who Need Comfort

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

All of us go through troubles even though many seem like they have trouble-free or worry-free lives. People just handle pressure and problems differently.

In this text, Paul began to encourage the Corinthians to do what all Believers should be doing all along: comforting one another. We are to be conduits of God’s comfort. Think of the last time you needed comfort. God provided people to come alongside you and encourage you. In the same way, we are to be that comfort when others are hurting. Of course, not everyone will tell you that they’re hurting because they’re good at hiding. God will show you who and when to comfort.

Often the comfort comes in the form of “I’m here for you if you need me.” No other words are necessary. Those words carry a lot of weight.

This is merely a variation of the “God blesses us so we can bless others” principle that’s throughout Scripture.

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