“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. ” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Have you thought about how easily you can give comfort in words, with hugs or actions when you have been in a position to receive comfort? God tells us in 2 Corinthians that comfort and compassion are attributes of His character. By way of God’s comfort we too can take that attribute within ourselves and pass it along to others. The trials we encounter in our life help to build and shape our character. Those times we desperately needed comfort God sent His Holy Spirit to minister to us and then some of His faithful servants to physically pray with us and for us, to hug and hold us and to do acts of kindness that ease our pain. How gracious and loving is our God that He would seek to meet us in our pain and help us through our hard times. Today, as you encounter hurting individuals, remember God’s comfort and take on that attribute and give His comfort to others. Be quick with a kind word, a hug, a verse of encouragement, prayers and acts of kindness because they go a long way in giving comfort to others.
Thanking God for His love and compassion towards me and thanking my brothers and sisters in Christ who so recently showed me great comfort and compassion.