God Comforts Us

My little dog, Max, likes to be near me all the time. When I am sitting on the couch, Max jumps up and lies beside me. I love Max, and I take care of him. I feed him and make sure he has water to drink. I play with Max and take him for walks. But Max has one problem. He is like most dogs — he does not like thunder. When the thunder booms, all Max wants to do is snuggle close to me. I cover him with his blanket and comfort him.

Max makes me think about my relationship with God. Sometimes things happen in my life that make me feel afraid. Then I need someone to comfort me. So, I pray to God and tell Him all my troubles and fears. He fills me with His love and comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:4 talks about God’s 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.” God wants us to notice other people who are sad or afraid. Then we can comfort them, just like God comforts us.

Do you know someone who needs to be comforted today? Think about the times God has shown you His love and comfort. Then share His comfort with others.