Does God honestly care about what is going on in our lives? When hard times hit or illness strikes, does He really care?
The answer is "Yes- a thousand times yes!" When the apostle Paul wrote these words he had just endured one of the hardest times in his life:"we were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life"(2 Corinthians 1:8). But in the midst of it God assured him of His compassion and presence, and in time God brought Paul through the trials he was experiencing and opened the door to new opportunities.
" praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble." 2 Corinthians 1;3-4.