The Comfort of His Arms

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 (NKJV)

When God’s love is in us, God provides such comfort and love when we go through tests. We are then able to comfort others when they are going through their own trials and tribulations. Going through the tests of life are so uncomfortable. I know -- I’m going through one that is stretching me beyond belief. The only thing getting me through is knowing that God doesn’t give you more than you can handle and He doesn’t leave you in the middle of your situation. Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins so that we could have a chance at eternal life. As Christ suffered for our sins, so we must suffer. From the day we are born we know that trouble is a part of this Christian walk. The Apostle Paul had to suffer discomforts and go through difficult times to bring forth the gospel. Paul explained that when you are comforted, it makes you able to withstand those times when you go through personal struggles. Also when we see someone struggling with a problem we recently over came, then our testimony to them on how we came out of it will provide comfort to them. If you are struggling, remember that the tests of life are designed to get us to a point where we realize that the only one who can help us is God. It’s similar to having a savings account for a rainy day. You know the rainy day is going to come and when it does, you pull out the extra money saved. I believe this is what the Apostle Paul was saying, that when he is comforted, he is able to give encouraging words to others in times of trouble. The more troubles we face the more comfort God gives. We may be the ones that others look to for comfort during their “rainy” days.

Dear Heavenly Father, please wrap your comforting arms around us. Help us to know that when we need comfort, we have to look no further than your loving arms. Amen.

By Kimberly (New Jersey, USA)