The other day, a good friend got the most horrific news any parent can receive. His son had died in a motorcycle accident that night. When I received the text to pray for him and his family, I just broke down and cried. I did not know what to do. I wanted to call him and say something, but I did not know what to say. I wanted to make it all right, but I could not. I wanted to give him answers, but I had none.
Then I realized, that at that moment, he did not need me to be his God! He needed me to be his friend.
You see the God of all Comfort was the only one who had the answers, the only one who could take away his pain and the only one who could fix it. All I could do was be there for him and his family.
I hate that he has to go though this and that his family has to suffer. But I learned that there is only One who can truly bring the healing that the heart needs in moments like this. It is only He who we can lean on. He alone is the God of all Comfort. Our role is to be there and to cry with those we love, it is God’s job to lift their souls.
2 Corinthians 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all Comfort.”
You see, He is the one that has the mercy. God is a Father, so He can love my friend like only a father can.
So today, my prayer is that the God of all comfort will love my friend in the way that he needs to loved. And that the God of all Comfort will comfort my friend the way he needs to be comforted.