1999-07-18 - Verses about Comfort
I think our nation as a whole is in shock, with the apparent deaths of young John Kennedy Jr., his wife and her sister. No matter what our political persuasion, we can see that this family has had what seems like more than their share of suffering in the last three decades. All of us have pain of one kind or another. For example, in the last two weeks, my 250-member church family has suffered four deaths. No matter what causes our pain, God cares. No matter how deep our pain is, God can take care of it. Here is some of what God's word has to say about comfort.
God's Comfort for Us:
(Psa 46: 1 NLT) God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
We are to comfort others:
(2 Cor 1:3-4 NASB) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; 4 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.