Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,—2 Corinthians 1:3
"Paul began describing his hardships on a positive, exuberant note. The formula praise be to … God derived from the Old Testament (Ps. 41:13), but Paul modified it to express distinctively Christian praise. Not only is God praised, but he is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Richard L. Pratt Jr.