Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.2 Corinthians 1:4(KJV)
Our Father in heaven has a wondrous array of divine qualities, eternal attributes, and godly characteristics that rejoice our heart and calm our soul, but perhaps one of His essential elements is that He is our God of all comfort - our Source of all consolation.
He Who walked this earth and Who learned obedience by the things that He Himself suffered, is more than adequate to identify with our hurt and pain and to empathise with our sorrow and suffering. Oh yes, He is more than equipped to comfort us in all our afflictions.
And yet there is a deeper meaning, a wider purpose, and a greater reason that our Father of mercies, and God of all comfort condescends to stoop down and comfort us in our affliction and to console us in our miseries, for He has purposed that we who are comforted of Him, may be ready and equipped to comfort and succour all those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort and consolation that we ourselves have received from our Heavenly Father.
Let us go to the Lord for our comfort and rest, and after being filled up with His love, may His love and comfort overflow from us to those around us. What a blessing from our Lord, our Comforter.
"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 will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may be be ready to be Christ's hand to help, Christ’s ears to listen, Christ's arms to hold, and Christ's voice to speak a word of comfort into the hearts of all who are in any kind of affliction. To His praise and glory, and in His name I pray, AMEN.