Why God comforts us

In the Bible, the term ‘saint’ refers to someone who believes in Christ. Speaking of these saints, the Bible says that God comforts them so that they will comfort others:

2 Corinthians 1:3-4—“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

“…that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble…”

God doesn’t comfort people only to “fix” their problems. His purpose is that those who He has comforted would seek out others who are in need of the comfort they received.

God delivered Miles from an addiction to cocaine and marihuana. Now, Miles is charged with using that that one deliverance to encourage others for the rest of his life, something he does regularly. Miles says he couldn’t count the times he has shared his story.

“So when God comforted me from that, He said ‘Give it away!’

“So when God comforted me from that, He said ‘Give it away!’

When the saints receive comfort from God, they need to understand that it was given to them for the purpose of giving it away to others.