In your losses,
Big and small,
I bless your soul
To feel the compassion
Of the “Father of Mercies”—
The “God of all comfort.” (2 Cor. 1:3)
I wish I could bless you with
A promise of
But God offers no pledge of pain-free living;
He offers something better—
He “comforts us in all our affliction,
So that we may be able,
To comfort those who are in any affliction
With the same comfort with which we ourselves
Are comforted by God.” (2 Cor. 1:4-5)
His comfort is greater than your sorrow.
His grace is greater than your disappointment.
His presence is greater than your grief.
Be comforted, child of God—
The Lord is near.