“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 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.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
As humans, I think we have a certain idea of what comfort is or what it should be. A hug that wraps us up in the arms of a friend, words that dare us to hope again, even just a simple smile or hand on the shoulder: all of these are ways that we seek comfort.
But what does comfort from God look like?
Honestly, I don’t even have the words to describe it, nor even the ability to fully understand what it means to be comforted by God. I do know this though. When we are comforted by God, there’s a peace that washes over the soul. Strong enough to make our obstacles pale in comparison and gentle enough to be found in a quiet yet persistent whisper, God comforts of with the assurance of His love and the promise of the Gospel.
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice…
Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Thanks for being patient with me, especially since it’s been so long since I last wrote. As always though, I thank God for you and hope that He will fill you with a sense of His comfort and peace in whatever it is that you are going through.
With warmest thoughts and prayers,