2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“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.”
In this world we will face trials. It can be a temptation to pull away or draw back from God at these times. But, remember that He is the God of ALL comfort. There is no comfort, no peace, no hope outside of God. Do not be tempted to draw away when you face various afflictions, but draw in even closer to the only One who can give true comfort, peace that surpasses all understanding, and a hope of eternal life that is real. Also remember: Just as our afflictions are given to us as opportunities build our faith and the faith of others, the comfort that God gives us is for the benefit of not only ourselves, but also for the benefit of others. We can comfort others with the very same comfort that we have received from God. His words are words of life. When offering words of comfort and hope to others who are hurting, use the words of life from the Giver of life.
– Sister Hillary Boyd