Sometimes when I read about all the difficult things Paul faced, I wonder how he could praise God. Our Bible verses today helps us understand how Paul was able to praise God even during bad times.
Verses 3 and 4 of our Bible Reading say, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Father who is full of mercy, the God of all comfort. He comforts us every time we have trouble so that when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us.”
People today are looking for comfort. Often they expect things in the world to comfort them. But these Bible verses show us that God is the only source of true comfort. When He comforts us, we then can pass that comfort on to other people. In this way we share in each other’s sufferings.
Because of God’s comfort, Paul could praise Him, even when he was facing troubles. Thank God today for His love and comfort.