God is always ready to help us and expects us to help others
Have you been used to comfort others?
“All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. You can be sure that the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.”
May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loved us and in his special favor gave us everlasting comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and give you strength in every good thing you do and say.
How often have you noticed that soon after you receive comfort for some troubling situation, you encounter someone else facing a similar situation? It is God who leads us to these people, for the comfort we provide for them seems more credible because they know we have “been there.” Paul praises the Lord in his letter to the Corinthian church that God “comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others” with “the same comfort God has given us.”
In what ways has God comforted you in the trials you have had to go through? Pray that God may use you to comfort others.
A prayer for today…
Dear Lord, thank you for comforting me. Use me to comfort others…
From The One Year® Book of Bible Prayers edited by Bruce Barton (Tyndale) entry for July 10
Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House