WORDS OF HOPE AND COMFORT
Every age of humanity has been infused with problems and troubles. Our age is certainly no exception. In the midst of our problems, troubles, anxieties, and frustrations let us turn to God and rely on Him. In His word, the Bible, He offers us hope and comfort. Reflect deeply on the following words of scripture.
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him” (II Chronicles 16:9a).
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
“Be still (ah, there is the rub, learning to get quiet and to be still, hf), and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).
“The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works” (Psalm 145:9).
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear (have reverential awe for, hf) the Lord and depart from evil” (Proverbs 3:5-7).
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I hope in Him!’ The Lord is good to those who wait (have patience, hf) for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a man to bear the yoke (take responsibility, hf) in his youth” (Lamentations 3:22-27).
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me” (John 14:1).
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). (Note: Read all of Romans 8:31-39).
“For whatever things were written before (in the Old Testament, hf), were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4).
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (II Corinthians 1:3-4).
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving (do not overlook the thanksgiving because there is so much for which to be thankful, hf), let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (I Peter 5:6-7).
March 24, 2020