… God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
–2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NLT
The word “comfort” evokes soothing images and calm feelings. Comfort means to supply support, consolation, and encouragement. When you experience a trial, comfort is your remedy. When you suffer loss or disappointment, you need to be comforted. When you encounter trouble of any kind, comfort is what you need. Comfort combats trouble.
Here’s the good news: Your Father is the God of ALL comfort.
But comfort needs to be experienced, not just defined. When Jesus returned to Heaven, He sent the Comforter—the Holy Spirit—the One called to be your Helper. The Comforter provides strength, reassurance, and relief. In times of pressure, He will hold you, console and encourage you, and speak truth that shines His light into your darkness.
If you need help, spend time with the Holy Spirit and experience His comfort. He will lift the burden, soothe the hurt, and usher in hope. Sometimes the Holy Spirit sends others to speak words of encouragement and be His physical arms that wrap around you. No matter how He provides, the Holy Spirit does it well because He is the God of all comfort
- Thank Jesus for the Holy Spirit. Receive Him as your Comforter. Thank Him in advance for His help in times of trouble.
- Ask the Lord to remind you of times the Holy Spirit comforted you, and to make you aware of His continual presence every day.