“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;” II Corinthians 1:3
When our children were small, many times they came to us for comfort. No matter what the problem they were having, they found being sheltered in their mother’s arms made them feel better. As adults we still appreciate loving arms around us, when we are having a bad day. As a widow, that is one thing I miss the most, just being able to lay my head on my husband’s shoulder, feel his arms around me and know that he loved and cared for me. He might not have understood all I was going through, but he comforted me.
The love that Jesus has for His children far surpasses the love of a mother, or a spouse. Before He left this world, He promised His disciples to send the Comforter who would be with them every moment. Paul expressed it so beautifully in this verse, “the God of all comfort.” There is no problem we face, no trial we are going through, no worry, or no heartache, that we cannot bring to the Lord and feel His loving arms surround us. He understands even our deepest feelings and He is our Comforter.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, we thank you for your great love for us and that you are the God of all comfort.
Devotion by Anne Johnston