2 Corinthians 1:2-4 (NLT)
2 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you his grace and peace. 3 All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

The apostle Paul is writing to the church of Corinth with Timothy by his side. He reminds them we are children of God, yet not in the same sense as Jesus is the Son of God. We are children, by election, not by nature; by adoption, not by ancestry; by redemption not by right. God extends to us as our father mercy and comfort. And because God comforts us we are able to reach out and comfort others who are in need of comfort.

The Greek word for comfort above is parakleseos. It comes from para , "to the side of," and kaleo , "to call." It means "to call to ones's side." Think of someone coming up along someone to help. They are working side by side with them. They are not there to push or to pull, but to encourage showing that they are willing to work as an equal along side them. They are willing to wrap their arms around them and let them know they love them and give them the support and comfort they need. It is what our Lord and God does for us and it's what He wants us to do for others. God is the God of ALL comfort. He gives us ALL we will ever need to make it through this life. Pray that God will comfort you in times of need. Thank Him for His mercies and ever lasting love. Know that His grace is abundant and sufficient for you.