II Corinthians 1:3-4 "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."
Our comfort comes from God and not man.
I know that I go through things at times and I have the tendency to seek comfort from my husband or from friends. The truth is that my husband nor my friends can comfort me like my Heavenly Father can. He is the "God of all comfort". My husband has tried to comfort me at times...and I appreciate that. That shows he cares. I've had friends and people in our church that have tried to comfort me...and I appreciate that. It shows they love me and they care for me. But the truth is that no one can comfort me like God can. He sweeps in when I'm talking to Him about a matter and He gives me just what I need. He gives me peace and that comforts me. He lets me know that He is there with me and going through that situation with me. That comforts me.
There will be people that say "I understand what you are going through" or "I sympathize with you" but have never been through what I am going through. Those are nice words and I know they are trying to comfort me with those words. But the truth is that they can't possibly know or understand unless they have been in my shoes. And even if their situation was similar to mine they aren't me and couldn't possibly know how I'm feeling as I'm going through my situation. God knows exactly how I'm feeling at the time and He understands why I feel the way I do.
The thing to remember as we go through our trials is that God may not make our situations any better but He will give us the peace to make it through till the end. I really don't know how I made it through so many years of my life without the Lord. Thank the Lord I have Him to help me make it through now.
If you don't know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour...just know that He loves you so much He was willing to die on the cross for your sins. Yes...you are a sinner!! And He desires to save you. Romans 5:8 says "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Know that He rose again on the third day after His death and that He is seated in Heaven right now making intercession on your behalf. If you will just call on His name with your whole heart and repent of your sins or just make a change in direction in your heart and live for Him then He will save you and you too can have that promise that He will comfort you in your times of trouble.