2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“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.”
There was a popular song in days gone by, Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall. It was not a spiritual piece, but the reality of life was certainly expressed by its lyrics.
There are some people who try to persuade their adherents that it is possible to escape tribulations. The result of this false teaching is disappointment and a feeling that more is required to reach the place where tribulations disappear. Beep!
Paul teaches in today’s passage that the fruit of tribulation in our life is to first of all receive the Lord’s comfort for our discomfort and second for us to comfort those around us who are in any trouble.
Two questions: 1. Are you receiving God’s comfort for your tribulations? 2. Are you comforting those around you who are experiencing tribulation? There is value for the true believer when we encounter tribulation!
Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!
– – – Pastor Cecil