2 Corinthians 1:3-7; The God of All Comfort

Here is a truth that can transform your entire outlook: every detail of our lives is testimony that God is merciful. You see, we are part of a race of rebels. We deserve nothing from God but scorn and condemnation. As John Kent put it in the marvelous hymn, “Blessed God, How Kind:”

Preserved by Jesus, when My feet made haste to hell!
And there should I have gone, But Thou dost all things well:
Thy love was great, Thy mercy free,
Which from the pit delivered me.