John 14:26 But the Comforter, who is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
To comfort means to come along-side and give you strength and hope. To comfort means to console and encourage.
To console means to alleviate the grief, to alleviate the sense of loss, and to alleviate our troubled or saddened hearts. He wants to identify with you in what you are facing. The word consolation means to do something to make a person feel less sad or disappointed. It speaks of a lifting of any heaviness and the lifting and removal of burdens.
To encourage means to come and fill you with hope, confidence and determination.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy (pity and mercy) and the God [Who is the Source] of every comfort (consolation and encouragement), Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.
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