Find comfort, give comfort, repeat

30 Mar

I’ve been a believer my entire life, but I won’t lie to you: I’ve never read the bible cover to cover.

But I’m on my way, and I’m currently moving my way through the New Testament, just drinking it in as I discover how little I’ve known about scriptures and how much there is still to learn. And I am SO excited about it!

Today I started the book of 2 Corinthians, and I came across a few verses that were an encouragement to me. It reminded me of how we are to be selfless, even when we are tempted to be consumed with our own problems.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

This is incredible.

If you’re struggling today–if you have an ill family member, if you’re stressed about your job, if you and your friend are having a dispute, if someone you love has wronged you, etc–remember that you’re not the only one. Remember that God is the one who can bring you comfort, and as you learn that, remember to share it with others!

That’s the primary reason I blog. I don’t spend my time writing because I want compliments and I want to be recognized in the blogging community.

Actually, I just want to share my journey with other believers who fight the same battles I do. Because I’m not alone. I face affliction. I have found comfort in God because of the love of other believers around me who have encouraged me to seek the Lord during any trial. And now it’s my job to comfort others. It’s a chain reaction that I want to be a part of!

Thank you so much for reading, whoever you are out there. I consider it a blessing that God has chosen to use me through my writing. It’s all because of him that I’m able to do this.

Jen

5 Responses to “Find comfort, give comfort, repeat”

  1. evanlaar1922 March 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    you challenged my source of leadership, my style of leadership and my commitment to leadership – thank you!

  2. Chris Jordan March 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Thanks for your post today, Jennifer. I think one of the most important things we can do as believers in our journey of faith and spiritual growth is to read through God’s Word – all of it – on a regular basis. It helps us to grow, yes, but it also helps us to better know the love of God for us… blessings to you as you go on this journey!

    • Jennifer Hope March 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

      Thank you!

      • mymansrib March 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

        My favorite part is your “repeat.”
        Yep.
        The Gospel is glorious in the 2-way street.

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