Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Comfort My People

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
Isaiah 40:1

God comforts us not to make us comfortable but to 
make us comforters. John Henry Jowett

The world is full of hurting and comfortless hearts.
The training for those who would comfort is afflic-
tion and hardship. It may not be obvious at first
glance but our pain can bring hope to others.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all
Comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction so
that we may be able to comfort those who are in
any affliction...   2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

Reader, true comfort is hard to find. People want to
fix you! Job had something to say to his friends:

"...Sorry comforters are you all. Is there no limit 
to windy words?" Job 16:2, 2

The problem with Job's friends was two fold:  First
they did not know God and secondly they had not

Lord, deliver me from such 'comfort.' But, also take
what I have learned through suffering and make it a
balm to my brothers and sisters in Christ.

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