Posted in Encouragement

Comfort

The vigour, and power, and comfort of our spiritual life depends on the mortification of the deeds of the flesh. — John Owen

Perhaps we all know someone dealing with problems and afflictions. Do we reach out to them with comforting words? Prayers? Encouragement? Hot meals? Rides to medical appointments, visits or send encouraging cards or letters?

How do you comfort someone who is constantly under physical, mental or spiritual attack? “‘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.’

In our affliction who do we seek for comfort? According to John 14:26, we have the greatest Comforter to help us remember comforting words of God. What comforting scriptures can we share? What can we say to someone who is dealing with afflictions?

‘For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 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. We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We are under great pressure, far beyond our ability to ensure, so that we despaired of life itself.’

‘Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us again.’

‘On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Thank many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many'” (2 Corinthians 1:3-11).

I would like to thank our Spiritual Mother Copeland for always sharing comforting and encouraging prayers with us. “The Lord bless you I pray, with love in times of hatred, goodness in times of hostility, peace in times of strife, hope in the midst of despair, faith in the times of testing, and joy in the times of pain. May the Lord bless you, I pray, with those blessings that only come from Him. Amen.”

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Christian Blogger, Minister's Wife, Mother and Grandmother

7 thoughts on “Comfort

  1. Such an encouraging post. We have all needed comforting at some time in our lives, so we know that God is able to help us and to hear our prayers. You are right, we need to share that same comfort to others so that they can experience the goodness of God.

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