Growing Our Harmony – Part 1
The Purpose of Our Comfort
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:4
…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.
There are two reasons God brings comfort to His children. First, you are a cherished person in His sight! He thinks of you long before you think of Him. He chose you and wanted you to choose Him before the foundations of the earth were formed. He is your “Father of Compassion” and “God of all comfort.” God never misses a hurt you experience or an unfair treatment you might receive. If you turn to Him in all your trouble, He has promised to reward you with His “premium” comfort.
The second reason God brings comfort to His children is so we can pass it on to others! No trouble is wasted in God’s economy. The things we experience that cause hurts or hang-ups in us are “tools in His hands” to do a good work in both ourselves and others! Your pain will create a ministry for your life if you allow it. This ministry will bless people who walk through the same or similar troubles that you have experienced. Your life and words will be credible and believable because you’ve been there! Instead of going through the rest of life asking “why?” – God’s children can spend their days with purpose. We live out our pain by passing on comfort…the comfort we once were given and still enjoy!
Look at 2 Corinthians 1:5 as our concluding thought for today: “For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.” Tell God you are willing to comfort other people today and then you can watch as it overflows into others’ lives!
Father, thanks for your plan to use me and my life experiences. Bring people into my life that I can comfort. I ask this in Jesus’ name, amen.