All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 New Living Translation (NLT)
When we think of the Cross, do we feel comfortable? The suffering Christ endured for our sin was not comfortable for Him. He did it so that in Him we would find comfort in our release from the bondage of guilt and shame. We are blessed with comfort in trouble, in mourning, and in our belief in the hope of our salvation. Scripture says that God is merciful and the source of all comfort. Yet, the cost of that comfort was the blood of His only begotten Son. Believers today will probably never hang uncomfortably on a cross to die, especially not for the comfort of someone else. But that's what Jesus did for us.
But it doesn't end there. As believers in Jesus Christ, we have access to comfort we do not deserve. In return, we are told to care for and give comfort to others. Our comfort is to flow through us and bring comfort to a hurting world. Often we get so comfortable ourselves, we forget that we are to comfort others in their troubles and needs. Sometimes we even find ourselves causing people we are commanded to love to feel discomfort instead of blessing them with the compassion and mercy we have been given in Christ. He died once and for all and as we believe in Him, we are promised a future where we will experience the ultimate comfort. The never-ending comfort of our Heavenly Father. Forever. As we follow Christ, we will not always feel comfortable in this world, but we are blessed to be a blessing and we are comforted so that we may know how to comfort others.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 NIV