What if I told you that a purpose in our afflictions is so that we would be able to comfort others in the midst of their afflictions with the same comfort we received from God?
What if I told you that the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is the God of ALL comfort and comforts us in ALL our afflictions?
What if I told you that our comfort is abundant through Christ Jesus?
What if God told you all these things through the very scripture He inspired?
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 will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort WITH WHICH we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NASB)
Believe, trust and be comforted …
Oh Lord, thank you for comforting me in the midst of my cancer and other afflictions!