Sharing in Comfort

II Corinthians 1:3-7 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. 6 If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. 7 Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.”

I was thinking about my last post, where I shared about some difficult, needy days during my last pregnancy. God has special purposes behind those shadowy times. We are more aware of our dependence on Him. We also learn how it feels to need comfort. I caught a glimpse of what it’s like to feel helpless to do all the things I’d normally be able to do. As a result, my eyes were more open to the needs of others–other morning-sick moms, elderly friends who just can’t keep up with their houses and yards the way they’d like to. I determined to meet more needs through little services and words of encouragement from Scripture. And in so doing, I’m ministering God’s comfort to others! (To think, He lets ME do that!)

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