Comforting Others

When I became a widow, I was confused and lonely. I didn’t know what to do. Many Christians comforted me through this difficult time in my life. These people sat with me, listened to me and sent me words of comfort.
Months after my husband died, I learned about people who were still praying for me each day. The prayers of these people gave me strength on difficult days. These people were like Paul and the Christians in Corinth. “We know that you share in our sufferings. So we know that you also share in our comfort” (verse 7b).
Through this experience, God taught me that I should comfort other people who are experiencing the death of a loved one. Verse 4 of our Bible Reading talks about God. “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.”
Thank God for the times He has comforted you. Then reach out to a person who needs comfort today.