Sunday Reflection: Comforted
Lately, life has been a whirlwind of turmoil and I’ve needed some consoling. My comfort often comes from delving into the word of God and praying for guidance, but sometimes God sends us other people to comfort us and to comfort. In the past few months, I’ve talked to many who feel upset, betrayed, and angered.
Often our own experiences with grief and injustice can help others. Letting God speak through our spirit, to the wounded, can be a blessing for them. In turn, we also receive a measure of 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. 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.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 (NIV)