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"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort."

-2 Corinthians 1: 3

In recent weeks, we have faced some major changes in how we live. But we should be thankful we have a God who changes not, One who is the God of all comfort. We experience that comfort daily as Christ lives out his life in ours by faith. Thomas Brooks writes, “His presence will make up the absence of all other comforts. He went on to state, “we have all things in Christ, and Christ is all things to a Christian. If we are sick, He is a physician; if we thirst, He is a fountain; If our sins trouble us, He is righteousness; if we stand in need of help, He is mighty to save; If we fear death, He is life; If we are in darkness, He is the light; if we are weak, He is strength; if we are in poverty, He is plenty; if we desire heaven, He is the way.” Surely, we can say with the Scripture, “our comfort is abundant through Christ.” “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.” Be encouraged!

References: 2 Corinthians 1:3; Thomas Brooks (1608 - 1680) Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices. 2 Corinthians 1:5; 2 Thessalonians 2:16 - 17