The God of all Comfort …
2 Corinthians 1:3-7 NLT
 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.
 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
 For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.
 Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer.
 We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us.
These are verses of great comfort! Come what may, we can be confident that God will comfort us because we are in Christ Jesus!
God is our merciful Father and the Source of all comfort. In Him we have nothing to fear.
What is the purpose of troubles and difficulties? To summarize:
- They help us to know God’s comfort
- They allow us to be a comfort to others
- The more we suffer for Christ, the more we experience comfort in Christ
- Troubles help us experience comfort and salvation
- Troubles help us to patiently endure suffering
We can have confidence that sharing in suffering for Christ will result in shared comfort!