THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT
2 Corinthians 1:3-7 (TLB)
"What a wonderful God we have—He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts
and strengthens us in our hardships and trials.
And why does He do this?
So that when others are troubled,
needing our sympathy and encouragement,
we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us.
You can be sure that the more we undergo sufferings for Christ,
the more He will shower us with His comfort and encouragement.
We are in deep trouble for bringing you God’s comfort and salvation.
But in our trouble God has comforted us—and this, too, to help you:
to show you from our personal experience how God will tenderly comfort you
when you undergo these same sufferings.
He will give you the strength to endure."
The verses above written by St. Paul over 2000 years ago to the Corinthian Church are some of my favorite scriptures. "God is the Source of EVERY MERCY! God is the ONE who comforts us and strengthens us and manages to get us through all of our trials if we will only turn to Him and trust Him.
I ran across a beautiful post recently by gifted writer Bella Alex-Nosagie, who so brilliantly articulated this message that I'm going to re-share it here (with her permission!)
Bella Alex-Nosagie ~July 16, 2016 ~Google
"Let me take this a little further and remind you of something. God created you with so much love. He is the one that applauds every milestone you take in life.
He weeps when you weep and rejoices when you rejoice.
When it feels like no one is there, God is.
Turn your face to Him always.
The Bible is His love letter to you to encourage you and empower you.
Don't despair, God loves you and that love is more than enough for me.
When I'm really having hard days I hide myself in His word and turn on the music praising and worshipping Him. I find out I feel much better when I've told Him everything I'm sad about.
Have a blessed day! ~Bella Alex-Nosagie
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your measureless love toward each of us. Thank You that You are a God who lives inside of us through Your Holy Spirit, who knows all about us, who cares very much about every detail of our lives. Thank You that You care so deeply about our personal lives and that You long for us to turn all our cares & burdens over to You so that You might not only comfort & encourage us, but also empower us to meet all our challenges through the supernatural strength of Christ Jesus. You long to give us the wisdom to navigate through the murky waters that we sometimes encounter on our paths. All we have to do is ask. Thank You, precious Father God~We love You! in Jesus' name, Amen.
"The God of All Comfort" © 2014 Bella Alex-Nosagie All Rights Reserved (Note: the Author encourages others to freely share her beautiful encouraging message!)
Scripture Verses: TLB, © 1971 Tyndale House Publishers All Rights Reserved.
Unto The Least of These, © 2014 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved.