Will You Comfort Others?

2 Corinthians 1:3-4a: “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.”

My younger brother lost a dear friend and member of his band, who was like a little brother to him. One day his friend was alive and well. The next day he was gone.

Life is fragile. It is a precious gift from God. Often a tragic loss reminds us that we will all die. Sadly, some die sooner than others and without warning.

No matter what the cause of death is, family and friends need compassion and comfort. They long for someone to listen and love them. They can hardly go on without support and encouragement.

We have all suffered loss. God and others have comforted us. That is why God tells us in the rest of verse 4, “So that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”

God and God’s people can comfort those who grieve and extend compassion to them.

Think of how you would feel if you lost a loved one. Think of what you would want to hear. Respond with that in mind.

Dear God, help me “comfort those in any trouble with the comfort [I] have received from [you].” Amen.

Application: What will you do this week to comfort the bereaved?

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