Do you think much about God’s comfort or about comforting others? Consider the following verses, prayerfully you will find the same peace and comfort I did.
I love the quote below; it is a great example of love, compassion and comfort. It made me think of all the ways God comforts us and how we can and should comfort and encourage each other.
It was one of the worst days of my life: The washing machine broke down, the telephone kept ringing, my head ached, and the mail carrier brought a bill I had no money to pay. Almost to the breaking point, I lifted my one-year-old into his highchair, leaned my head against the tray, and began to cry. Without a word, my son took his pacifier out of his mouth and stuck it in mine. Clara Null
Comfort-tempered with mercy: They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer. But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant. Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath. He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return. Ps 78:35-39
Comfort in fear: I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Ps 23:4
Comfort now and in future: You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. Ps 71:21
In our dark hours: May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. Ps 119:76
Comfort from being united in Christ: If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Phil 2:1-2
Comfort when we are down- but not out: 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 have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. 2 Cor 1:3-7
Comfort with a Promise of Peace: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33