"Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."
I read this today in my One Year Bible and then I saw it play out before my eyes tonight at youth group (don't you love it when that happens). One of our H.S. girls just lost her grandpa and she was very shook up tonight. But what was a blessing was seeing how the most qualified person to share with her was my friend Maria who just suffered terribly with the loss of her own grandmother. God uses our own pains, to help us comfort others.
How have you seen this verse in your life? Have you been able to comfort someone? Has someone comforted you? How have you seen the Lord move in this area?
What do you think : )
Oh yes, both on the receiving end and the giving end. One example, when my dad died, we had an older lady in our church who had lost her husband about a year before, she was a great comfort to me. Then not more than 6 months later we had a lady who lost her father. It was my turn to comfort her.
Also you can be going through similar situations and comfort each other. My former pastors wife has MS and it has affected her in a lot of ways. My husband also has MS, although his symptoms are not as bad. Steve and I comfort each other as caregivers, Juliann and my husband as the one's with the disease, and their daughter and my daughter as the kids who also are affected by the changes in their family. So one of God's gifts to us is this comfort and love we can give one another.
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oh yea love this verse .. We all have had some tributation in our lives but Jesus is there to pick us up :) God bless
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