Let’s face it, there are times in life where we will experience sorrow and disappointment. But it is a refreshing thought to know in those moments there will be someone to offer words of encouragement, acts of kindness, and levels of comfort. Maybe it will be by way of a card, a telephone call, or even a visit. No matter the art of delivery, it leaves a priceless impression in your heart and mind that someone cares…God cares.
It’s a part of God’s plan to comfort us in tough times. The comfort of our Father relieves troubles from the heart. Because the Father seeks to redeem you from shame and embarrassment, His comfort looks beyond any affliction and pain. It’s a comfort that can restore any imbalanced soul. It’s a comfort that calms all fears. God’s comfort is like no other.
The Apostle Paul attributes his ability to comfort others as being due to the comfort that He received from God. His ability to restore the countenance of others is due to his own experience of being restored. There is no greater joy one can have than being able to extend the gift of comfort. When others are going through tough times, offer them that which you yourself have received of God…comfort.
Psalms 25 II Cor. 1:3-5