Sorrow and Comfort in Equal Measure (Thurs. August 26)

The word of the day is “comfort.”  Who does not need comfort amid grief and hardships?  But where do we find it?  Today in 2 Corinthians 1-17, we begin to read Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth.  After his introduction, the apostle writes about the “comfort” that God gives in “tribulation” (vs. 4).  Today we explore Paul’s trials and how he receives comfort from God as he faces them.  Thus he is a suburb example to us of how we might find solace amid loss and difficulty. Paul’s Sorrow over the Trouble in Corinth Paul wrote our passage at a low point in Paul’s ministry.  He had endured such “trouble” in Ephesus that he feared for his life…