2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (KJV)
3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Life presents in so many ways, and often, we are hard-pressed on every side. We face challenges that are unknown to us and we think that our situations are unresolvable. We look to people for help, but they drop the ball. Friends walk away. Family dynamics change and sometimes children disappoint. So, we come to this place or point of wondering if there is a way out? Yes, the Bible assures us that God is not only a merciful God, but He is the God of all comfort.
Think about it, when do you need comforting? It is at moments when life situations and circumstances are both overwhelming and painful. When you are faced with burdens that are too heavy to bear. It is in this kind of situation that God comes to you as a Comforter.
And in so doing:
- He provides you with strength and grace.
- He fills your heart with peace and joy.
- He sends people into your life whose experiences become reassuring of the possibilities of victory.
- He opens your eyes to the way He has made.
- He grants you inner strength and tenacity to stand up and walk again.
Now, we must underscore that in all we go through, God intends to use those experiences as teaching moments and empowering moments. We not only come to victory, but we can lead others to their victory because we came through.
So, it is important that we keep looking at the end game which is not only our victory but how through our testimony of victory we can lead others to victory.
For us to effectively do this, we must:
- Stay open to God’s wisdom and ways.
- Be present or be mindful of how what we are going through is impacting us and how we are responding to it.
- Be open to the experiences of others, especially of those who are coming into our lives as divine helpers. Accepting what they bring that are meaningful to our situation is an essential component of our victory.
- Stay fully engaged with the Holy Spirit. He is the Spirit of revelation; meaning that it is of the Holy Spirit to unfold unto you the ways that you must take to come through.
- Be intentional in prayers. And praying all manners of prayers and supplications unto God.
- Avoid isolation and pity party especially when some are present to help us with their experiences and be sources of comfort to us.
- Stay positive and know that no situation is without remedy. There is always a Way.