The God of All Comfort
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
Paul wrote to Corinthian believers, but he also included all believers in the Roman province of Achaia. In this verse Paul gave thanks to God for the comfort that he had experienced. His main concern was that his readers learn the values of what he experienced, and not just what had happened to him. Always being a man of faith Paul mentions "mercies" and "comfort," before he talks about his problems. It’s a fact that the apostles didn’t live for themselves. Because they served God by serving others, any graces they received from God they always shared with the church. We can learn from this that in any situation we first praise God. And second, no matter the situation take what we have learned and use it to serve others. If you are a survivor of the journey of grief take what you have learned through your experiences and reach out to others who are in their grief journey.
Make a meal for a widow or widower who is alone.
Pick up some groceries for them.
Volunteer for a grief support group at your church.
Take some time to talk to them.
Share your experiences without telling them how they should feel.
Just let them know they are not alone.