Comforted to Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NLT
God Offers Comfort to All

3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort[3874]. 4 He comforts[3870] us in all our troubles so that we can comfort[3874] others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort[3870] God has given us. 5 For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort[3874] through Christ.

John 14:16 AMP
16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter [3875](Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever …

From NetBible 2 Cor 1:3-5Jn 14:16

  • comfort[3874] paraklesis = a calling near, summons for consolation/help
  • comforts[3870] parakaleo = to call to one’s side/aid
  • comforter[3875] parakletos = summoned, called to one’s side/aid

What do you do when facing a crisis? When you are in pain? When you are suffering?

There is One who is the source of ALL comfort, who will “come alongside” to help ==> Jesus Christ

==> IF you ask

Image from 365 Promises

John 14:18 …KJV
I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.

From NetBible Jn 14:18

  • leave[863] = depart from, abandon
  • comfortless[3737] => leave fatherless, bereaved
    *abandon as orphans = leave you helpless

Jesus promises not only to comfort you but to use you to comfort others, to turn your trial into good!

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