Listening To The Word

A Daily Devotional

By Randy Friesen

The Father’s Comfort

Today's Life Journal Bible readingJob 41-42; 2 Corinthians 1-2

“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 have received from God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Do we know God the Father as the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort?
In our troubles, our struggle with the ways of this world, our own sinful natures, and the forces of darkness, are we experiencing God’s compassion and comfort?
Our experience of the Father’s love in our lives when we need it most, gives us both a testimony to share with others and the capacity to share this love. The trouble we are facing today is an opportunity to receive the Father’s love, grace, and compassion so that we are transformed. We can only give what we ourselves have received.

“Father God, thank you for your mercy, compassion, and love for me. Fill me with your love today, so I, too, can love others, for your glory.”