We Can Comfort

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 175- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 - We Can Comfort - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 175- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – We Can Comfort – Growing As Disciples

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)  

Give What You Received

I know something about what you have given to me. What do you know about what I have given to you? You often have two purposes in mind when you give something. What two purposes do I have in mind? One, you want to give something to me. Two, you want me to give to others what I have received from you. Can you give me some examples? Yes, I can give you some examples. You have given me your love. You want me to love others with your love. You want your love to flow into and out of my life. You want my life to be a demonstration of your love to others in the world. Yes, I do want you to demonstrate my love to others in the world. Others will be drawn to me by my love following into and out of your life. What are some more examples of how you can share with others what you have received from me? I have received your wisdom and counsel. You have given me insight when I have needed it the most. You have kept me on course with you. You have kept me from stumbling. You have guided and guarded my path as I have walked through very difficult times. I can definitely share the wisdom and counsel and insight I have received from you with others. Yes, you can. What else? You have given me faith to believe in you when I have found myself in great adversity. I can encourage and help spur others on in their faith when they are going through dark and difficult times. I can stand in faith with others when they are in a crisis. I can pray faith filled prayers on behalf of others when they are in great need. Yes, you can. How about giving me one more example of something you have received from me that you can share with others. I can simply be present with others when they are in trouble. I can comfort them with the very same comfort with which you have comforted me. I will help them to know and remember that they are not alone. Both you and I are with them. Both you and I will help them. Together, we can give you thanks and praise for all your goodness, kindness, mercy and love. Together, we can rely on all your help. Yes, you can. That will be very good.

Lord, you have been with me to help me. You have never left me alone. You have abundantly comforted me in every discouraging adversity I have gone through in life. Help me to comfort others with the same comfort I have been able to receive from you. Amen

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We Can Comfort

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - So That - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 - We Can Comfort - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – So That – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – We Can Comfort – Growing As Disciples

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV) 

Give What You Have Received

What you have received from me is not only for yourself. What’s that? Think about all that you have received from me. You have given me so much for which I am so very thankful. Yes, I know that you are thankful to me. That’s not the point that I want to make with you right now. I want you to understand that when you receive something from me I also want you to share it with others. Like what? You tell me. Name something that you have received from me.  

I have received your forgiveness. How can you share my forgiveness with others? I could forgive others just like you have forgiven me. I can also share with others how they can come to you to receive your forgiveness for their sins. Yes, you can. What else?  

I have received hope from you. I know that you have a plan for my life. You created me. You are molding and shaping my life. My life isn’t broken beyond repair. You are the God of second chances. You can and do still want to use me according to your purposes. Yes, I do. I could share with others all the hope I have in you. Yes, you can. I want to use your words to encourage others that are without hope in life. What else?  

I have received your love. I know that you love and accept me. I am your child. You are my Father. I can live my life with and for you. You are on my side. You want to help me. You want me to rely on you. You want me to live in a close and intimate relationship with you. You want me to know you. You want me to hold on to you as I walk through life. I love you because you first loved me. I can share your love with others. I can let others know how much you love them. Yes, that’s right. Do you know that people are desperate to be loved and accepted? They have a void of emptiness in their hearts that only I can fill. You have the best secret in all of life. I love you and you love me. I am with you. I will never forsake you. Is this a secret that you want to keep to yourself? No, I want everyone to know of your goodness, kindness, mercy and love. I want everyone to know the hope they can have in you. Yes, I know that you do.

So how will you comfort others with the comfort that you have received from me? I will share with others all that I have received from you. I will tell others how they can live in a relationship with you. I will tell others how much you love them. Yes, you will. That is what I am calling you to do. Go and tell others about me.

Lord, you have met with me when I have been suffering. You have comforted me in my affliction. You have taught me to rely on you when I have been in need. You have used others to bring comfort into my life. Use me now to comfort others with your comfort. Amen

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God Of All Comfort

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Prayer - 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 - God Of All Comfort - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Prayer – 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 – God Of All Comfort – Growing As Disciples

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NIV)  

Comfort Others

There is no doubt about it. There is no doubt about what? This world is a sin-filled and broken place. This world is not as you intended it to be. How so? You did not intend that this world would be filled with pain and suffering and sickness and death. It was not your plan that we would live with grief and loss and separation. It was not your desire that we would live bruised and battered and broken lives. No, you are correct. This world is nothing like I created it to be. When sin came into this world everything that I made was corrupted and no longer functions according to my original design and plan. That’s too bad. Yes, it is.

There is no doubt about it. There is no doubt about what? You are the God of all comfort. All my pain and suffering and bruising and brokenness and grief and loss has drawn me to you. You have drawn near to me as I have drawn near to you. You are close to the broken hearted. You have never failed to meet with me in my pain and suffering and brokenness. You have healed my hurts. You have bandaged my brokenness. You lifted me up out of the muck and mire of depression, grief and loss. You have been with me to comfort me. You have led me when I have lost direction. You have revived and strengthened me when I have thought that I could go no further. You have continued to lead me to where you wanted me to go. You have kept giving me what you have wanted me to do. You have kept me moving forward with you on the path of life. Yes, I have comforted you. Yes, I will never leave or forsake you. Yes, I will always be with you to help you.

There is no doubt it. There is no doubt about what? You have not comforted me for only my comfort. You have comforted me so that I would be able to comfort others. You want me to become like you. How so? You want me to be kind and loving and compassionate. You want me to draw near to the broken hearted. You want me to comfort others just as you have comforted me. That’s right. Will you comfort others with the comfort you have received from me? Yes, I will. That will be very good.

Heavenly Father, I know this world is a broken place. I will experience pain and suffering in this life. Thank you that pain and suffering have drawn me to you. In prayer, I have received all your comfort. Thank you for using me to comfort others with your comfort. Amen

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