COMFORT – to give strength and hope to; to ease the grief or trouble of
The comfort we receive flows through us to others “so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God” (2 Corinthians 1:4). Like grace, comfort is an active, powerful gift to be not merely received but actively shared with others, supernaturally multiplied to advance God’s kingdom. In bringing comfort to those in trouble, we glorify God by giving a glimpse of how He comforts those who are in distress.
Scripture: John 16:22
“So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”
“And what a comfort is this, that, seeing God’s love rests on Christ, as well pleased in him, we may gather that he is as well pleased with us, if we be in Christ!”
— Richard Sibbes
Jason Inman of Life.Church discusses 4 ways to find comfort in God, despite pain. Check out his article for valuable insights on this topic.