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

This is a powerful passage. The God of the Bible is one of compassion. He comforts us when we go through trials. But it doesn’t stop there. Our troubles give us a vocabulary to help others who are going through the same thing! We may think that our circumstances make us unable to minister, but the Scripture tells us that the very weight around our neck can become the launching pad for ministry to others. Where others see failure and struggle, God sees the qualifications to be used mightily. No wonder the apostle Paul went into praise!

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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