The God of All Comfort

There are many names by which our Heavenly Father is known. There is one name that gives much assurance in times of trials—the God of all comfort. Only God can give comfort to all those who are in times of need and despair. Although some try to find comfort in many other ways, (e.g., alcohol, drugs, work, et al.), the only real comfort anyone can find is through the God of the Universe.

When Paul wrote his second epistle to the Corinthians, he spoke of the comfort that can be found only in God: “Blessed by God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). Paul and the other apostles could find comfort in God. They would look to Him in times of need and draw off of the knowledge that He cared for them during their struggles of life. He also told the brethren they could have the same assurance of being comforted by God in their hour of trial and suffering in this life.

We can have the same comfort that comes only from God when we look into His word and draw out the timeless treasures of comfort that are contained therein. When life’s cares and worries get us down, to whom should we look? Instead of turning to the television, psychologists, talk shows, or any other man-made device; why not turn to God, who is the source of comfort? Why not do as Peter instructed the first century Christians to do: “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7).As one digs into the Word of God one can truly cast one’s cares upon God by bringing themselves to humble obedience to His Will. Then God, through His Comforting Word, will take your burdens away.

One can find comfort in the fact that they are going to be resurrected to a glorious state after this life. The Thessalonian brethren were confused about their departed loved ones and were looking for comfort. Paul wrote to them and explained how that their departed loved ones, who had obeyed the Gospel, were going to be the first ones resurrected, and then the saints who were alive (1 Thessalonians4:13-17). At the end of this discourse he wrote, “Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (4:18).The Thessalonians were to draw comfort from the Word of God in their hour of need.

If one is looking for comfort, one must turn to the God of all comfort in order to receive the greatest comfort of all—Divine comfort from His Word. In the Bible one can learn of God and His plan for saving mankind. One can learn of Heaven and how to get there. May we all turn our thoughts to the God of all comfort at our time of need.

 

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