On Easter Sunday my great nephew Atlas was very tired when they arrived at Jan’s house. He did his best to adjust to waking up but he struggled for a while. I happened to be near him when he suddenly crumpled. He looked at me with huge tears and I just picked him up and patted him, consoled and distracted him by showing him the birds outside till he calmed down. He was tired and just needed some consoling. Then he was fine in a few minutes.
Did you ever have a time in your life where you just needed comfort and didn’t get it? Do you need some comfort this morning? Someone to ease your grief, to give you strength and hope, solace, relief? Those are all meanings for comfort.
I felt God wanted to speak about what a great Comforter He is, and He wants us to come to Him so we may receive His peace and so we may also comfort others. These verses may help you to meditate upon Him and receive what you need today.
“All praises belong to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For He is the Father of tender mercy and the God of endless comfort. He always comes alongside us to comfort us in every suffering so that we can come alongside those who are in any painful trial. We can bring them this same comfort that God has poured out upon us. And just as we experience the abundance of Christ’s own sufferings, even more of God’s comfort will cascade upon us through our union with Christ. If troubles weigh us down, that just means that we will receive even more comfort to pass on to you for your deliverance. For the comfort pouring into us empowers us to bring comfort to you. And with this comfort upholding you, you can endure victoriously the same suffering that we experience. Now our hope for you is unshakeable because we know that just as you share in our sufferings you will also share in God’s comforting strength.” 2 Cor 1:3-7 TPT
The more suffering we endure, the more comfort we receive. In fact, it becomes an abundance so it pours over into others. I can testify to this!
If you need comfort today, go to our God of all Comfort and ask for some.