The Lord prompted me to share a revelation that He gave me after meditating on 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. It reads, “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 tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
How beautiful is it that not only does the Lord comfort us in ALL our tribulation but His comfort equips, empowers and enables us to comfort those who are in ANY trouble.
The Spirit of the LORD is saying, “I’m using you, go forth!”
How many times have you retracted or pulled back from sharing your testimony, or sharing the Word of God to encourage someone because you “feel” that you’re unqualified or unable to comfort them because you haven’t experienced their particular challenge, circumstance or burden? How many times have we heard church folk proclaim unless we endured their situation, then we aren’t qualified to speak on it. However, according to the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 1:4 that notion is not biblically accurate. According to the Bible we are comforted in all our tribulation that we may comfort those in ANY TROUBLE.
Our experience is not the only nor most powerful qualifer. The Holy Spirit is. He qualifies, equips and prepares us for the work we are predestined to do. I’ve personally witness the power of the Holy Spirit in this way in my own life. In leading a community Grief Support group, the Lord used me to comfort many people as well as lead many people back to Christ. Some of the most powerful interactions the Holy Spirit cultivated and brought comfort to was widows. I have never been married, and therefore have never lost a spouse. However, people frequently spoke about how much God used me to comfort them and others. They would use words like peace, strength, hope… and I would witness people be radically transformed through the working of the Holy Spirit… how can I be empowered or equipped to comfort someone who lost a spouse of 20, 30, 50 years and I have never even been married? Jesus! He can do all things through us!
The next time the Lord is prompting you to bring comfort to someone, cast down your fears, empty yourself and let the Holy Spirit use you to bring comfort to the broken hearted.
God bless you, God keep you.
Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela
A few things:
• If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!
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- If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.