It is a great comfort to me that our God is the God of all comfort! When I need a hug, when I’m so upset, knowing that the God I serve is the God of all comfort gives me such peace.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3)
We can rely on Him for our comfort through His Word. His Word gives us such hope that we can rest in the knowledge that God has us in the palm of His hands. Reading His scriptures and writing them on our hearts is wonderfully comforting.
While we are in distress, it is also a comfort to know that we can use our suffering to comfort others. When we receive comfort from God through suffering, and when we find out that someone else is suffering in a similar way, we can impart the comfort we have received from God on to them.
“who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Corinthians 1:4)
When I am depressed and suffering, I find that it is made worse by focusing too much on myself. When I am able to comfort someone else because I have an understanding of what they’re going through, it helps ease my pain and there is blessing in comforting others.
God does not just forget us, we do not suffer in vain, it is all for a greater purpose, it could be to comfort someone. God will get us through the suffering and comfort us and we need to pass on that comfort to others.
People are in desperate need of God our comforter.