I held her baby for her so she could finish packing up. I carried her baby all the way to their seats and we ended up sitting behind her. Throughout the whole flight, myself and another passenger helped keep her toddler distracted and happy.
If I would have waited any longer, I would have missed my opportunity to help. Instead, I trusted God and gathered up the courage to step in and extend God’s comfort.
In 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Paul describes God as the God of all comfort. Paul is not describing comfort as a warm cup of coffee, but he describes it as being called to one’s side to help. No matter what we face, His Holy Spirit is with us in every situation. While God is our ultimate source of comfort and strength, often He uses others— like you and me— to extend them.
We were made to be conduits of God’s comfort. With God as our comfort, we can also provide comfort to others.
Look around your community and ask the Lord to show you where you can extend help...
Remember a time when God provided comfort and strength in your time of need. Next time you think about being that comfort for someone do not let fear get in the way; let God lead you to their side.
Memory Verse: “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, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV