2 Corinthians 1:3-7 TLB What a wonderful God we have—he is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. And why does he do this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us. You can be sure that the more we undergo sufferings for Christ, the more he will shower us with his comfort and encouragement. We are in deep trouble for bringing you God’s comfort and salvation. But in our trouble God has comforted us—and this, too, to help you: to show you from our personal experience how God will tenderly comfort you when you undergo these same sufferings. He will give you the strength to endure.
Father God, I have such a wonderful and awesome God – He is the Father of my precious Lord Jesus Christ, the Source of every mercy, and the One so wonderfully comforts and strengthens me in my hardships and trials. God You are the Lord of my life, and You have every right to use me to comfort and encourage others around me. As Your servant, I must be willing to do Your will, even when it hurts. I will not waste my suffering but instead I will use it to bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ now and forever more. Amen