God of All Comfort

Joe Quatrone, Jr.

The_God_of_All_Comfort“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.  For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:3-5).

What a marvelous title – God of all comfort!  New Testament writers use the concept comfort repeatedly.  It conveys the idea of encouraging and exhorting those who cope with defeat, doubt, and depression.  Indeed, Jesus always stands next to His people with the pledge that He will never forsake them (Matt. 28:20).  Although suffering is not eradicated, we have Someone who soothes us in the midst of it.  Often we cry for temporary relief, but the God of all…

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