Read: 2 Corinthians 1-4 Marked: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, 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.
All of us suffer from hurts, hangups, and habits. Emotional and physical pain and suffering is common to us all. How do we deal with these things which come on us unexpectedly; illness, financial crisis, family sorrow, death? Some get angry. Others depressed. Still others self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. But this just adds to the hurt.
God is the Father of all mercies and God of all comfort. He comforts us in tribulation (affliction). So when we know Him, we find comfort in His presence and we can invite others to experience His comfort too.