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 our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves have been comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV).
The Bible tells us that God is the God of all comfort. Not just a little comfort, but all comfort. The Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary provides a well-rounded definition of the word comfort:
- To console in time of fear or grief
- A state of ease or well-being
- Solace (a comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress)
- Help, assistance
- Something that brings relief or well-being
- The capacity to give physical ease
When you put yourself in a position to receive all comfort from God, you can then act as a channel of God’s comfort for others who need it. To receive comfort from God, you must be assured that He is with you and He is for you.
Jesus said of the Father, “He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you” (John 14:16-17 KJV). He also said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18 NKJV), and “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20 NKJV).
God’s original intent when He created mankind was so that He could have a friend to relate to and love. That intent remains intact today. God desires to be close to you, so much so that He came to live inside of you. He wants to provide your every need, including your need for comfort.
So go to the God of all comfort and receive!
Confession: I am a child of God, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. I receive that comfort today. The Comforter dwells within me, and because He abides in me I can comfort others in times of sorrow, misfortune, or distress.
Author: Jerry Savelle