The comfort of God

(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. The comfort of God
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 in 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.

The comfort of God is His most sweet attribute!

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(Thomas Reade, “Christian Meditations“)

Do you love God?

Then rejoice in the sweet assurance, that nothing
shall be able to separate you from His love.

Do not fear.

He, who fills all space with his presence is your Friend.

His arm encircles you.

Because His power protects you.

His eye is ever upon you.

And His ear is ever open to your cry.

Nothing can harm you without His permission;
for He will make all things work together for
your good; He will supply all your needs,
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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