Scripture –

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Paul is one who faces many afflictions for his faith writing to a church that faces struggles. Paul as a leader points them to God for comfort in the time of trials. As we are comforted by God in our affliction we are to use this to comfort others.

If we are a follower of Jesus Christ, we are not walking alone during times of trouble. We have to allow the power of the Spirit to give us comfort and peace to navigate through whatever we are facing. Like our faith, this is not to be kept to ourselves. We have strength and comfort from God during our troubles, so we need to share and be there to comfort others in there time of need. This can be listening/praying and or providing material assistance to those in affliction in the name of Jesus.

Prayer –

Thank you for your love grace and mercy you have to comfort us. Break my heart for what breaks yours. Let the power of the Spirit guide me to comfort others as I am comforted by you to bring you glory.