What a blessing it is to serve a God who can sympathize with us! God is above human weakness–He doesn’t feel sickness, hunger, boredom, anxiety or stress. However, when He came to earth as a human, He subjected Himself to the passing of time, the winding down of hunger and exhaustion, as well as the fluctuation of human emotion. Because He has experienced these things, Jesus can sympathize with weakness, and mediate to God accordingly. What an amazing source of comfort!
Tonight, I want us to focus on 2 Corinthians 1:1-11. When God comforts us, how should we respond? Think about a time when God has comforted you, and discuss how you can offer that comfort to others. Supply a verse that discusses the type of comfort you’ve received and given (e.g. comfort in grief, 1 Thessalonians 4:16:18).