How does God comfort us?
How does God comfort us?
Matt 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
PS 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
God comforts us by staying close beside us in difficulty, by blessing us even when we are in mourning, and by promising us joy to come.
Ps 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Ps 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds
John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."
Ps 145:14 The LORD sustains all who fall And raises up all who are bowed down.
When we are overwhelmed, God comforts us with his presence. He calms our hearts, renews our confidence, and awakens our hope.
The Bible is full of things to comfort believers. It assures us that God knows all about us. "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them" (Ps. 103:13-18).
God has promised to care for us in every sorrow. David knew the problems of old age faced by so many senior citizens today. In Psalm 71:9 he prayed: "Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth." His desire was to remain on earth, to show the strength of God to the new generation and the power of God to their children who were yet to be born. Verse 18: "Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
The Bible tells us how we can trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour:
Recognize that only God can save you…not because you are "doing the best you can," not because of your religious efforts, but because of what Jesus Christ did for you on the Cross of Calvary. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast" (Eph. 2:8,9).
Confess that you cannot save yourself, that you are a sinner worthy of God's righteous judgment. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Rom. 6:23).
Believe the good news that Christ died for you and that He arose from the dead and now lives to save all who come to Him (Heb. 7:25). "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Rom. 10:13).
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