Relying in God for comfort and relief
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 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. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:2-5
Life always includes experiencing times of trials. Everything seemed to be fined, life is running smoothly then trouble comes. It is during these times of trials that we seek some kind of comfort and relief. This is part of living our lives in this fallen world. But where do you find relief? Do you resort to the ways of the world that tries to only mask or hide the wound caused by the trials? Or do you seek God in times of trials? From the text, the Apostle Paul provided an encouragement to all those seeking relief and comfort by coming to the One who is compassionate and merciful. We have a God who knows all the troubles we are facing and He is always ready to help. No matter how big or small the troubles you are dealing at the moment, you can come to God for He is the “source of all comfort.” He is always ready to respond no matter what kind of problem you are facing. But you have to come to Him believing that even when comfort at times seemed to be difficult to find, it will come as long as you place your faith in Him. You can count on God’s promise; “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). Do not let the world tempt you by finding safety to what it offers and realize that what it offers is temporary. When Moses was facing difficult trial in life, instead of turning to Egypt to find relief through pleasure, he chose to be with the people of God. “He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin” (Hebrews 11:25). God is a shelter; He is a fortress in times of trouble. This is what David expressed when King Saul was running after him because he is jealous of the victories David had fighting the Philistines. “The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety” (Psalm 18:2). Allow God to help you so you could find comfort when you need it.