2 Corinthians 1:2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 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.

Reassure – Console – Encourage – Relieve – Ease – Comfort. Praise be to our Father of compassion.  Praise be to our God – the God of all comfort.  He comforts us . . . through his Comforter sent to come along side us, be with us, never leave us and in fact – indwell us.  He comforts as no one else can.  But sometimes that’s just what we say when no one else will.  His word says he comforts us so that we can comfort others.

You may ask what it is you have to offer, and honestly I have no idea. But what I’m certain of is that we’ve all been comforted in one way or another.  However, he’s comforted you and me – that’s the comfort we have to offer others.

Have you grieved and been comforted? That’s what you have to offer.

Have you had an addiction and been delivered? That’s the comfort you have to offer.

Have you prayed for something, believed you would receive it and then in fact received it? That’s the comfort you have to offer.

Have you been down and someone simply said, “I love you” or gave you a hug and it uplifted your day? That’s the comfort you have to offer.

Praise be to God that he’s comforted us in so many ways. Today, let’s try to comfort someone else with the same comfort we have received.

©2009, Jessica Lynn Sifuentes Devotionals or Something Like it, “Comfort My People”

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