I Corinthians 1:3-7 ~
3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4) who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5) For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. 6) Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7) And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also will you partake of the consolation.
The rest of this comes from a study Bible that I got recently:
God of All Comfort ~
One of the many names for the Lord is Comforter. What a perfect description! His presence can make you comfortable in the most uncomfortable situations. He can unravel the dark shroud of grief and release the beautiful heart held captive within. He can pull you out of every situation you thought you’d be stuck in forever. He has the ability to bring peace to every trauma. In fact, this God of all comfort even catches your tears and collects your pain. He is with you when it hurts and He will always be there for you.
You will live and love and experience loss before your life is over. Losing some things will help you appreciate what you still have. It is the bitter taste of poverty that makes prosperity so sweet. How can you celebrate victory if you have never faced defeat?
You will live each day not knowing what the next one will bring. You will not always be able to see what tomorrow holds, but it is a great comfort to know that your God holds all your tomorrows. Tomorrow is not in the hands of your box, your children, your spouse, or anyone else. It is not yours to manipulate or to dominate. Tomorrow is in the hands of the Lord. Whatever you do, take time to get to know Him, because you will need Him. Speak to the God of all comfort, for His comfort is sure for every tomorrow.
He will be there when husbands, friends, children, jobs, and money are all gone. He is there for all your dark places. Now take courage and understand that “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5). Your night may seem long, but when it is over, there will always be morning.
No matter how dark the night, you’ve always lived to see the light. Understand that it is God’s grace that has protected you and provided for you. Times change and seasons change, but not God. He is always the same. He is the same God who brought you through your past and promises you your future. The God of all comfort has come. Be comforted now and you will arise.