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 receive from God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

We all have troubles that weigh on us. Financial, relational, emotional or personal. All people have troubles. Christians have additional troubles. They are those of people living in a nation, a country that isn’t their own.

As many a foreigner can attest. It’s hard to live in a culture not your own. It’s hard to hold onto your identity. It’s hard to continually be confronted by different values, laws and rules. It’s hard not to give into temptation when so many others are.

What’s troubling you today? What’s weighing you down?

Paul was no stranger to troubles. Just keep reading in 2 Corinthians to find out what he endured. To be a Christian is to expect troubles. But Paul reminds us that God is a God of all comfort. He brings comfort in all our troubles.

What is this comfort? It is the comfort of knowing that He is with us in our troubles. It’s the comfort of knowing that no trouble can separate us from His love. It’s the comfort of having a certain hope beyond this life of trouble.

And by God’s grace. As He comforts us, we are able to bring comfort to others who are struggling and suffering.

For Today:
  • Do you feel God’s comfort in the midst of troubles?
  • Do you know someone who is deeply troubled?
  • How could you comfort them today?

Pray: Praise the Father that He is the God of all comfort. Give thanks for Jesus Christ who brings comfort and hope in the salvation of His people. Ask God for His Holy Spirit to help you and others be comforted and bring comfort to others.

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