God Comforts His Own
“Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. Speak comfort to Jerusalem. (Isaiah 40:1, NKJV)
We all need a little (or lot) of comfort now and then. Being comforted by others does not necessarily solve or diminish all our problems or what we are going through, but it goes a long way in helping us in a number of ways. When our heart is comforted, our spirit is lifted and the world or our circumstance just look a little better or brighter for us. To be comforted means “the easing or alleviation of one’s feelings of grief or distress; to experience freedom from pain or constraint.”
Through the prophet Isaiah, God says he will do just that for his own. He will comfort us. In whatever way we need comfort. There is no situation, circumstance or condition he will not comfort us. No matter what we are going through he sends and brings comfort. How great is his love for us; his care over us to include comfort in his ministry of care. Comforting his children is part of his Fatherly provision. As Jesus said, “I will not leave you comfortless” (John 14:18). And that was not limited to the condition or season of grief, but wherever life has brought us low or testing us.
Some find comfort in food, some in drink, some in drugs, some in material possessions, or worldly pursuits, some in relationships, but those who find their comfort in Jesus have found comfort that will not fail nor harm them. How many are those who have trusted in, turned to the Lord for comfort in their time of need and been satisfied in him. Let’s Pray,
Oh Lord, you never leave our side or forget about us, what a true comfort you are to hurting or distressed souls! Amen
Questions for Soul-Tending:
Are you in need of comfort now? Call on the Lord, he will come to you and comfort you.
How can you apply today’s promise to your plan of soul-care?
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