In BSF, we have been studying 2 Corinthians, and we covered the first half last week. I love chapter one. Over and over the words comfort and consolation are mentioned-like 10 times. God is the God of all comfort. He is the source from which comfort originates. All comfort. That's an absolute statement. Comfort is way more than just sympathy or empathy. Comfort, in the Bible, carries with it the connotation of coming alongside in order to strengthen. God, the omnipotent God, comes alongside us in our troubles, trials, heartaches, and hardships, in order to strengthen us. And then He wants us to be like a tiered fountain, and let that comfort spill over from our lives, into someone else's life. Someone else who needs comfort.
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort them who are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves our comforted of God. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
That is my goal for this blog. I want to come alongside each of my readers. I want to encourage you. Strengthen you. Share my heart, my trials, my weaknesses, and my failings, but also my joys, triumphs, and journey to hopefully help you to keep going. I want offer strength, perspective, and hope.
May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope, by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
An overflowing fountain of God's comfort.