WHY? To Comfort Us, so That we Can Comfort Others

There is a certain type of comfort that we can get by talking to someone that has had trials similar to ours.  No one will go through the exact experience that we do, however if some one has navigated circumstances akin to what we are going through, having a conversation with them can be a big help.  All of us are called to help one another through difficult times.

Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

The Lord knows tomorrow better than we know yesterday.  He knows who will be part of our sphere of influence down the road.  God will use what we are going through today to help some one else in the future.

2 Corinthians 1:3-7 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 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. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

The Lord promises to comfort us in all our problems; after all, He is the God of all comfort.  However, we many times miss the greater purpose of His comfort.  That is, that we would help comfort others as they are going through difficult times.

As we go through our trials we need to allow God to give us His comfort through prayer and the Word of God.  Then take opportunity to comfort those that we know are fighting battles of their own.  Take time to listen and let others know how the Lord comforted us in our trials.