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As I listened to Dr Ron Hawkins on the Counseling Ministry DVD’s he said his dad who was a pastor told him after he had retired, “If I had it to do over I would preach more messages of comfort. People have so much pain in their lives.” It reminded me of the many times God would bring this text to my mind “Comfort My People” when I was a young pastor in Kentucky. God reminded me I had not done that for a while and I needed to do so. I wanted to see how other preachers had approached the subject, and sadly it looks like we only think of God comforting at death and funerals. They were almost all funeral messages. This text shows God actually comforts us in all our troubles. The Holy Spirit is called the Comforter.