[God] comforts us…
that we may be able
to comfort [others]
with the comfort with
which we ourselves are
comforted by God.
-Corinthians 1:4

Paul encouraged a group of believers in a town
called Corinth. He reminded them that afflictions
were inevitable for the follower of Jesus. Many
were being persecuted, imprisoned, and oppressed-
all because of their relationship with Jesus. Paul
wanted the Corinthians to know that in the midst of
their trouble God was their source of help, He would
come to their side and help them to have a godly
responses. Then Paul gave one of the reasons God
allowed suffering and brought divine comfort-so that
the Corinthians might have the empathy to enter into
other people’s sorrow and comfort them (2 Cor. 1:4).

When we suffer, let us remember that God will bring
comfort to us through His Word, by the Holy Spirit,
and through fellow believers. God doesnot comfort us
so that we’ll be comfortable; we are comforted by God
so that we might be comforters.
~Marvin Williams

When you receive God’s comfort,
Be sure to pass it on,
Then give to God the glory
From whom the comfort’s drawn.

When God permits trials, He also provides comfort.