Thursday, May 12, 2022

When You Need Comfort

There are times in life when you will need comfort. No one can comfort you like God. "God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us" (2 Corinthians 7:6). God's Spirit is your Comforter to give you peace and encouragement. God's word in the Bible is your word of encouragement. Prayer receives the grace of God's comfort. Never be reluctant to ask God for comfort. God says to you, "I, even I, am He who comforts you" (Isaiah 51:12).

The word comfort means to strengthen. During times of your weakness, you can find strength through others. God always wants to comfort you, and one way He does it is through others. Friends who understand are a gift from God. They will encourage you, when you are downcast.

If you are going through a difficult time, don't be surprised if God sends someone your way to strengthen you. The believer's life was never designed to live alone. We are members of one another through the body of Christ. We need one another.

God will use you to comfort, strengthen, and encourage others. Ask God to use you to comfort others who are downcast. He will send someone your way who needs God's comfort today. God not only comforts you, but He wants to work through you to comfort others. "Comfort each other" (1 Thessalonians 5:11).