Posts Tagged ‘Comfort’

Comforted to Comfort

September 20, 2014

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!

Nothing is Wasted

April 22, 2013


It’s from the deepest wounds
That beauty finds a place to bloom …

2 Corinthians 1:3-5Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.

2 Corinthians 12:9 … My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.