encouragement side

“For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.”

-2 Corinthians 1:5

As we enter a new year and as America and the rest of the world continue to reject the God of the Bible, how do we believers find comfort in our daily lives? First, if we are comfortable in the world and the world is comfortable with us, why do we need the "God of all comfort who comforts us in all our afflictions?" The need for comfort from God is directly related to the afflictions and sufferings we face because we are not comfortable in the world, and the world is not comfortable with us. There is no indication that America or the rest of the world will turn to God and make it easier for us to live out our faith. In fact, the Scripture would indicate the opposite. But from our hearts, we will say, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.” Be encouraged!

Scripture References: 2 Corinthians 1:5; 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4; Galatian’s 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:17, 18