The God of All Comfort

II Corinthians 1:3-4 says, “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.  For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

I find this comforting in itself, for it says that I am comforted with the very comfort from God Himself.  This a supernatural comfort, a comfort straight from God.  As I share comfort to others, I am sharing the comfort from our Living God.  It says He is the Father of compassion.  I pray that I am led to be compassionate as He is compassionate.  I want to be His hands and feet in these matters.  If I walk in the understanding that this comfort comes from my Heavenly Father, then I can walk in a supernatural compassion which will give people hope and encouragement.  I may not be naturally compassionate, but I can walk in this compassion because it comes from the heart of God.  My personality may not be naturally comforting, but this scripture tells me that I can comfort those in trouble or need with the comfort that I have received from my Father.

We are His hands and feet in this world, and to be able to comfort and give compassion in His Name is an honor that we should cherish.  Our Heavenly Father has a compassion with no end.  He is compassionate when we are not.  He is faithful when we are not.  He loves us unconditionally and we can walk in the knowledge of this and it gives us the drive to please Him and minister to His children.