“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.”(II Cor.1:3-4) It seems as of late that there has been much need for comfort. From tragedies in our community to losses in the congregation, there have been so many in need of comfort. After each session of Grief Share I’m challenged with the harsh reality that there are a lot of hurting people. Hurting people need comfort. We’re awkwardly uncomfortable when it comes to providing comfort because we just don’t know what to say. Trust me, there are no words you can say that will immediately provide the comfort that’s needed. The good news is that the God we worship and serve is “the God of all comfort.” Paul explains in the above cited verses that God “comforts us in all our troubles.” When we’re hurting so badly and no one seems to understand, God does and is there to offer comfort. Whatever the hardship is God can comfort us through the situation. God comforts us so that we can comfort others who are hurting. God comforts and heals us so that He can use us, and possibly our story of pain, to comfort others. As you receive comfort from God in your time of pain, think of how you might offer comfort to others from the comfort you received from God.