2 Corinthians 1: 3-4
2 Corinthians 1: 3-4: 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 have received from God.
Certainly being a Christian doesn’t stop me from facing difficulties in my life. I struggle for sure. But what is different from those who don’t know Christ, is that God is actively involved in helping me with those difficulties.
The key is the word ‘comfort’, it was amazing to dig deep and discover that ‘comfort’ in the original greek is both ‘paraklesis’ and ‘parakaleo’, which are also words used to describe the Holy Spirit! So we receive our comfort, our encouragement through the Holy Spirit. Wow.
God loves me through the act of Jesus’ death and the action of the Holy Spirit. I am set free through Jesus, and given comfort and direction through the Holy Spirit!
And as the Holy Spirit works on me, I in turn will offer encouragement and support to others. The Holy Spirit not only works directly on people but also through people! Wow.
And then I think of those who don’t have God in there life, and that saddens me to think they don’t have the same amazing support. Something new to share as I witness about our amazing God!
God bless ya!