Ed Mathews wrote on 2 Cor 1.4 today:
There are, then, sufferings caused by walking in darkness. And there are sufferings caused by walking in the light. The latter is the subject of this text. God “comforts us in all our troubles” that originate from following Him. What does this mean? How does His grace give us “encouragement” and “hope” in our trials? II Thessalonians 2:16,17.
God is comfort and joy and peace.