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
Who is your comfort in times of trouble? Who do you turn to when you are suffering? We need to remember you are never alone, God is with you. He gives us the peace and strength thru the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is alive in you.
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 1:6-7
Although we all would like to be comfortable all the time, we know this is not reality; there will be times of trouble and suffering. But through our suffering we build faith, as we learn in life, there are many things that are out of our hands and we need to have faith and peace God will pull us thru it.
We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, 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. 2 Corinthians 1:8-9
Paul had suffered and endured great persecution during his ministry. But instead of complaining or giving up he turned to God for his comfort. Is there anything impossible for God? With faith the size of a mustard seed we can move mountains, put your faith in your Creator.
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. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. 2 Corinthians 1:10-11
The same God that delivered the Israelites from slavery, the same God that rose Jesus from the dead. He is the same God that will deliver you also.Trust in the Lord, he is the Prince of Peace, The Redeemer, The Great I AM, The King of Kings, he is the beginning and the end in Jesus Name Amen