I, even I, am he who comforts you.
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. — Like a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear him. For he knows how we are made; he remembers that we are dust. — As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you. — Cast all your care upon him, for he cares for you.
You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and full of mercy and truth.
Another Comforter ... even the Spirit of truth. — The Spirit ... helps our infirmities.
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Sometimes pain is the most prominent feature of our lives. Physical pain. Emotional pain. These lead to depression. God is willing to comfort us--you, in those dark and difficult times, when it seems hope has fled, and life is not worth living--God is the One who "comforts the downcast;" when all His "waves and billows roll over us," we can still reach out to Him, call out to Him. Even when you think, "I have been cast out of His sight," He still holds out His hand to you, to take you up, care for you, and comfort you. In fact, David wrote, "When my father and mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up." He never gives up on you, never throws you away, never calls it quits with you, and He's always waiting for you to reach out to Him and call out for His help. If it's tough for you today, He is willing to comfort you and encourage you. He is willing to fill your heart with His presence. You may be sad and troubled, but you can still know His love in the midst of your difficulty.
ISA. 51:12. II Cor. 1:3,4. ‑Psa. 103:3,14. ‑Isa. 66:13. ‑I Pet. 5:7. Psa. 86:15. John 14:16,17. ‑Rom. 8:26. Rev. 21:4.
Ever wonder what God might have to say to YOU today? Here are things to ponder, and things to receive into your heart. If you have a question, put it in the comments. I respond as much as I can.
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
The God of All Comfort...
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