All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.2 Corinthians 1:3 (NLT)
In this verse, Paul is giving thanks for God’s comfort. As Christians, we learn to turn to God for relief from pain and suffering and find comfort from worldly woes. Through His Word, we are strengthened and encouraged. Comfort, compassion, and mercy are found through Jesus; when we reach out to him. We can quit worrying and striving on our own; and find rest and comfort in God’s strength.
3 Blessed is[a] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles[b] so that we may be able to comfort those experiencing any trouble[c] with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NET)
We can take time and share the peace we receive from God when we reach out and comfort others who are experiencing trouble.
Praise to God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our source of hope and comfort. ⁂
Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, we thank You for your mercy and comfort. Teach us to turn to you when we are hurting and overwhelmed. Like the blooms of the lilies are gathered together, supporting each other, let us gather under your wings, feel your comfort, and support one another. In Jesus’ Holy name. Amen