(Brooks, “A Word in Season to Suffering Saints”)
“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.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
God is the God of all sorts and degrees of comfort.
He has all comforts at His disposal. This phrase,
“The God of all comforts,” intimates to us:
1. That no comfort can be found anywhere else;
God has the sole gift of comfort.
2. God has not only some—but all comfort!
No imaginable comfort is lacking in Him, nor
can be found outside of Him. Nothing can
soundly comfort us, without God.
3. All degrees of comfort are to be found in
Him—in our greatest troubles and deepest
distresses. The deeper the distress—the
greater the comforts.
“God, who comforts the downcast.” 2 Cor. 7:6
When we are in a very low condition, when we
are spent with grief and swallowed up in sorrows,
when we are destitute of all relief and comfort—
then the God of all comforts comes to console us!
No tribulations, no persecutions, no grievances,
no prison doors, no bolts, no bars—can keep the
consolations of God from flowing upon His
people. God loves to comfort His people—when all
their outward comforts fail them. God’s comforts
are not only sweet, but seasonable; He never
comes too soon—nor ever stays too long.