Comfort not fixing.

2 Corinthians 1:3-6 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 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. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

ESV

So many people forget the blessing of giving comfort and all we want to do it’s tell somebody how to fix it.

When you think about it it’s so much easier to just say I’m so sorry for what you’re going through. Versus here’s what I would do if I was you, you need to do this this and this and that will fix that and so on and so on and so on.

If we would only realize the moment we start fixing someone they immediately began to tune us out.

The moment you give somebody comfort in my opinion, they open their heart just a little bit to receive what you have. Most of the time people are shocked when you give them comfort because they’re so used to people trying to fix them.

Today you’re going to have an opportunity, you’re going to have a choice. I don’t know if it’s going to be a family member or a friend or maybe even a stranger. Give them comfort and be okay with it.

You never know what door God will open when you give someone comfort

Revelation 3:8“‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

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