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 tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
The God Of Comfort
There are few words that can describe how wonderful and how great the Heavenly Father is to His children. Knowing the love of an earthly father is so incredible words fail. Trying to understand the love of God is nearly impossible. He is so powerful and so kind to His children that do not deserve His mercy, grace, love and compassion – a lifetime of seeking would not find the hem of His garment. Life can be hard and dishearten the strongest soul but the Father still loves and cares for His child. Sin will have its way with the disciple of Christ and through it all the forgiving grace of God will bring comfort to a broken spirit. Comfort.
Time is nothing to God as He spans the generations of faithful souls seeking His grace. Abraham gazed upon the same sun, moon and stars that fill the sky giving the same promise of comfort to God’s children today. His promises of comfort to David are secure in the promises made to His saints in the church and through all time that remains. The Lord God never failed in protecting His people eons ago affirming that same security for the children of God who serve him daily. Nothing has changed for man in his struggle to find peace. His mistake has always been to seek wisdom by his own merits finding no peace in his life finding only emptiness. Following the pleasures of the flesh will never bring solace to the soul. Amassing all the fortunes of the world are shrouded in the dust of time forgotten as man dies leaving all of this world behind. Monuments erected today are banished in years to come with no fame remembered.
The comfort of God is eternal. He blessed Adam and Eve and He will bless all those who seek Him in every generation since. His mercies have been offered to all men. The path of peace is set before man to seek and find. Understanding the tribulations of life can be answered in the wisdom of His book. His hand overshadows those who dwell in the shadow of His love. He is the Father of all mercies and God of all comfort and there is no greater place a man can find himself than in the spirt of the Lord God. There is nothing in life that He will not measure by the grace of His love to bring comfort to a troubled heart. No temptation can overtake the mercy of God as He offers the way of escape to those who seek His mercy. He is not a God of some comfort – He is the God of all comfort.
Death is not feared when seen through the eyes of the Lord God who sent His Son to conquer death. He gave His only begotten Son that we could see death for what it is: a bridge to life. The comfort given by God is the knowledge that life is not about the here and now but the joy of what is to come. Finding peace in life is knowing in life there is no peace apart from the God of comfort. Trusting in the blessings of the Lord bring hope and joy because His promises are true and everlasting. No greater comfort will you find than the glorious presence of the God of all mercies and comfort.