Today’s Word is full of praise and promise, for which I am exceptionally grateful today.
For many of my family and friends are hurting – physically, emotionally, mentally, financially or relational-ly. As am I most days, if I am to be completely transparent.
And I am desperately in need of comfort when I feel the weight of what is happening in a particular moment or season, just like you.
But these verses have awakened me to a few truths I tend to gloss over in my own need, or when I am focusing on needs versus who He is.
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, He brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 MSG
- God is WITH US when we are going through hard times. You can depend on His consistent Presence, for He promises over and over He is with those He loves!
- He is the Father of ALL MERCY! He does not give us as we deserve, but meets us with mercy and grace in our moments of need. So thankful for this truth, for which of us isn’t grateful when our Father shows grace when we feel the heaviness of conviction?
- He is God of ALL HEALING COUNSEL!!! ALL healing comes from and through His wisdom. All of it, as He leads. His plan has always been for our wholeness and well-being, completely. We can approach Him with our healing needs knowing that His desire is to heal us, always.
- God WILL bring someone to us for US to comfort as He comforted US! In an amazing picture of paying it forward, God reminds us that we are to offer those hurting around us the comfort He offers us when we are hurting and in need. And we can do so, because He will show us how through how He has met our need!
May we never forget He is our source of comfort in our times of distress.
As His arms, ears, and shoulders of comfort here on earth, let us continually ask for His comfort to flow through us into the broken and hurting ones He brings our way.