“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.”
Paul refers to the Creator of the universe as “the God of all comfort.” He carefully defines the source from which all comfort comes. How wonderful that God did not create us and then disappear! He is not a Deist; He is “our Father.” He is the perfect Father, “the Father of compassion.” He loves us and wants to be in a relationship with us. As a result, He has set Himself up as the source of our comfort. He knew that the product of the fall would be much pain and suffering, and He did not abandon us when we deserved it. He pursued us by sending his only Son to die for our sins, reconciling us to Him. And He continues to be there for us. The Holy Spirit indwells each and every believer. He is the Comforter. No matter what we go through, He is with us, supernaturally coming alongside, bringing comfort and hope.
However God’s comfort does not stop there. As a result of God’s work of comfort in our lives, He has orchestrated all of His creation in order to place people around us that are going through the same experiences we have struggled or are struggling through. He has placed around us people that need the comfort that we have received from the Holy Spirit.