THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small boy into bed.
She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice,
"Mommy, will you stay in here with me tonight?"
The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug.
"I can't dear," she said. "I have to sleep in Daddy's room."
A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: "The big sissy."
2 Cor 1:4-5
4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble,
by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
For those who believe in Christ, there is blessed consolation in this world.
When the "storms of life" rage strongest, He Who walks on the water comes to bring us His closeness and love.
The difficulties of life cause us to suffer inside, but Christ IS our consolation in every trial.
The psalmist recognized this and said, "Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD." (Ps 130:1)
Through deep affliction a great cry comes from the heart of believers.
And our Great God hears.
His Spirit comes and gives us peace even in the storm.
There is a wonderful purpose of God in this consolation.
It is that believers may "..comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."
Believer, when you see someone else in difficulty, comfort/console them!
Comfort them with that "peace of God, which passeth all understanding." (Phil 4:7)
Share with them that though this world is full of trouble, Christ is full of consolation!