“My Great Comforter”

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can
comfort those in any trouble with the comfort
we ourselves receive from God.” 

2 Corinthians 1:  3-4 (NIV)

Everyday, as humans, we are all presented with a multitude of issues.  Starting from the time our eyelids flicker open wide ’till the time they fall shut locking us into darkness at night.  None of us are exempt from the day-to-day problems that seem to smack us right in the face once we leave out that door, but, thank God, we have a Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, who serves as our great comforter.  He’s there for us always, providing us a way to communicate with him continually through prayer.  He provides us our daily needs, constantly letting us know that He is everything and will be everything to us if we just let Him.  Moreover, it’s because He provides this comfort to us, that we are able to comfort others.  It’s so easy for us to get in our own pity party and think that we are just in the worst situation.  Nobody has it as bad as we do.  Right?  Wrong?!  As a matter of fact, one of the best known ways to forget about your own problems is to jump right into somebody else’s.  One of my co-workers was even telling me about another friend that he has and how she will, more often than not, text or message him about her day and what she’s going through.  He told me that listening to her problems, he doesn’t feel like he’s going through anything, but, despite her telling of her problems, he’s still able to listen and provide her with sound advice to help her situation.  I’m vice-versa with him.  I’m able to listen, provide my opinion and offer him some advice that will help him on his way, and it’s all because God is such a great comfort to me.  Because he provides such compassion, understanding and mercy to me.  Thank you God for being my great comforter when I need you to be.

This bible verse was provided via email from Bible Verse of the Day.



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