Sunday, August 30, 2009

He is the God of Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 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. (NIV)

My family came across this verse over the course of the past week. After pondering the verse, I realized how it had been lived out in my life in recent days. I cannot tell you how many people either called me, sent me notes, or left me comments on my blog and facebook telling me how they too had lost a parent and how they dealt with the pain.

You know, realizing others had gone through this gave me amazing comfort. The advice they gave me was priceless and I've considered every word. But you know what? If they hadn't been comforted during their loss than they wouldn't have been able to comfort me.

God is the God of the overflow! He comforts us so that we can comfort others with the same comfort.

He never ceases to amaze me!

The advice and comfort that has been shared with me has held me up this week! If I had walked this path alone I think I would be in a dark place emotionally, but because of all of your willingness to share the comfort that you once received I have been lifted up. Thank you so much for your willingness to share your comfort and love on me.

Now I know that at a later time, I will be able to share my comfort with someone else going through a similar loss. May I always keep my eyes open for the opportunities to show God's love and comfort.

12 comments:

Colleen said...

Isn't it awesome how God works in our lives!?! I have experienced that comfort in so many ways and then passed it on, too. God is good. You are in my prayers. Hugs.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Praying for you....

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Amen Sonya. God's plan is so awesome I can not even comprehend it all. Thank you for allowing the Lord to use you for our benefit.

Bonita said...

I'm so glad you were comforted, Sonya. Thought of you and prayed for you much, sweet friend.

Lisa said...

I love how our God is the God of overflowing love, grace & comfort. Lifting you up in prayer!
~Lisa

Kelly Combs said...

May you continued to feel comforted...by family, by friends and by God. Love you!

Yolanda said...

Beautiful Miss Sonya, just as you and your heart as beautiful.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Greg C said...

Way to put it down in words Sonya. That is why God tests us so that we can comfort others in their time of need.

Samantha said...

Such a beautiful post, continuing to pray for you and your family.

Heart2Heart said...

Sonya,

Just another one of the more difficult lessons God places in our paths. So glad that you came through it and God continues to be right by your side.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jane In The Jungle said...

Beautiful verse...so glad for the comfort that you have found, with Him and with others.

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Sonya,
This verse has had a profound effect in my life, too much to share here. But it was the 1st verse my husband shared with me -when we 1st started dating, and I was diagnosed with an ovarian tumor the size of a grapefruit! I didn't get it at the time, but God has reinforced that verse over and over in my life. Even with my 20 year old daughter who is now ministering to high school girls who are going through similar things to she went through.
I am praying for you and your family.
With love,
Susan