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Online Bible Verses - 2nd Corinthians 1:3-4 When we need comfort

Updated on May 10, 2012

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

Go to the source of comfort, then practice the same in our daily interaction with others. We encounter pressing issues that pop up without warning, an unfortunate manifestation of the compromised world in which we live. At times, due in part to our inherent weakness and poor judgment. In some cases, however, misfortune comes our way, a result having little or nothing to do with our conduct or choices. And we will need help. If severe enough, even those who are not in the common practice of seeking God’s intercession will call out. The attacks of September 11 make a good case for that statement.

A sensible approach might be, if we even suspect He may be there to listen and respond, to incorporate Him into our daily routine. That as opposed to waiting for a dire emergency. Have Him on call 24/7, by making a conscious choice to touch base daily; even several times daily. In that way, we acknowledge He is aware of our needs and concerns before they even come about.

If His word is genuine, we can then be confident that adequate strength will be provided, along with necessary intercession, to get through whatever it is we face. Not just the immediate impact of troubles, but the mere threats we become aware of as we look around at the sometimes harsh world in which we live. Illness, injury, financial stability, issues within the family……. Whatever it may be.

Obtaining comfort then, will free us up to comfort others. Being able to empathize, we can become an arm of sorts for God, in recognizing and reaching out to help. God’s instruction tells us to help and comfort those around us in the same way we have been taken care of.

Being the beneficiary of God’s emergency response program trains us to become a participant in it.

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