If you have ever been in pain (physical, emotional, or spiritual) and someone has come alongside you to help, you understand the idea of comfort. It is something that people do for you. It can be through a spoken word or a caring act, but sadly it is becoming a lost art in our world, and even more tragically, in the church.
What a wonderful thing to realize that God is our great Comforter, and in fact, the Holy Spirit was given that title. No matter what you are going through, God wants to stand beside you and help you through your difficulties.
The interesting thing that God tells us in 2 Corinthians 1 is that He comforts us, so that we can comfort others. There are times that God allows you to go through a difficulty so that you can minister to someone else who is facing the same thing one day.
I have written a name of a lady in my Bible who demonstrated this type of comfort to my wife and I when we went through the loss of a baby during my wife’s pregnancy about 17 years ago. I still remember the care and the kindness that she showed us. She had been through it herself and she held our hand as we endured the pain. What a ministry. God wants all of us to do the same as we face dark times in our lives. Let the Holy Spirit use you to minister to someone else.

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