GOD OF ALL COMFORT
We go through stuff. We get beat up. We become tired and weary. And what do we need the most at those times? Comfort! (Isa 54:11) "O you afflicted one, Tossed with tempest, and not comforted . . .
The Lord wants to be that source of comfort for us. (2 Cor 1:3-4) 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 tribulation . . .
We are also to comfort one another. (1 Thes 5:11) Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
The world doesn’t have that comfort of the Lord. And they can get involved in a lot of crazy things looking for it (like drinking Southern Comfort whiskey!) (Eccl 4:1) Then I returned and considered all the oppression that is done under the sun: And look! The tears of the oppressed, But they have no comforter; On the side of their oppressors there is power, But they have no comforter.
We can comfort each other by speaking God’s grace to each other. (Isa 40:1-2) "Comfort, yes, comfort My people!" Says your God. 2 "Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, That her warfare is ended, That her iniquity is pardoned . . .
The Holy Spirit has come to be our Comforter and Helper. (John 14:16) And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.
When we go through loss and disappointment the Lord will comfort us. (Mat 5:4) Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
Reading our Bibles will give us comfort and hope. (Rom 15:4) For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
We can comfort each other by reminding each other the Lord is coming soon. (1 Thes 4:17-18) Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
God’s comfort is recyclable. (2 Cor 1:4) 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.
My life might not be comfortable at times, but God is always my source of comfort!