“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 affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3–4, ESV)
A God of comfort. Truly we all need comfort, and I would say we need it every day in the bad days and the good days. However, I know many think that the comfort of God is only needed when we are in a tight spot in our life. The times when we grieve, the times when all hope is gone, and times when we cannot seem to get control of our life it is most obvious, we need God. Should we not also enjoy God’s comfort in times of peace, contentment, and joy as well? God is the one who has brought us to an oasis in our life. Yes, we enjoy those times but are we resting in God’s comfort in those periods of our life. The case is often when our soul is at rest in the world it is not resting in God. We should be comforted not only in our affliction also when life is going well. Because this is what God brings to us and He does so by His presence in our life.
As God has comforted us, he expects us to share what we have received with others. We know what we have been through and we know what they are going through, and we should bring the God of all comfort to them in the good and in the bad. Which means we must look to serving not just the afflicted but those at ease in life because it is likely they are the ones in most need and furthest from God.