Just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows: QT for Mon Mar 19, 2018, read 2 Cor 1;

God is being introduced as the father of all comfort and compassion who would never leave us
to go through sufferings in life but experience His comfort as well as empowering through His
own comfort that we might get equipped for the ministry of comfort to whoever He places on
our path. Paul is confessing that not only suffering of Christ, but also the comfort of Christ
overflows in his life;
• What could we observe God’s ministry of comfort for someone no one could comfort?
See also 1 Sam 1:16-18 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been
praying here out of my great anguish and grief.” Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may
the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” She said, “May your servant
find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was
no longer downcast.
• What could we observe the impact of His comfort in Hannah’s walk with God and life?
See also 1 Sam 1:27-28 I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I
asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life, he will be given over to
the LORD.” And he worshiped the LORD there.
• What is God saying to you about the way y28 ou experience His comfort in your life? Ps
4:7-8 You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine
abound. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in
safety.
• How would you like to respond to His voice that your heart might be filled with joy?
• What do you want to do differently from the past?

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