• The Great Comforter …by Jim Cole

    A few weeks ago an old friend of mine passed away from a terminal hereditary disease. Another friend suffered a miscarriage. The sense of loss and sadness is heavy and at times overwhelming. Words tend to fail us when we seek to provide comfort. Often just being there and available is the best we have to offer.

    2 Corinthians 1:4 “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”

    In ways we will likely never fully understand, God can redeem the deep heartaches of life and bring about something beautiful. For many we minister to at Haven of Rest, they are stuck in their pain. It has become crippling. Some have never learned to properly mourn, heal, cope or move forward. Our prayer is that 2 Corinthians 1:4 would be more than words on a page of an ancient book, but rather the life giving words of a loving God.  May God use us to comfort others as we go to His bottomless well of grace and comfort for our own heart aches.

    Jim Cole
    Director of Men’s Division