SUNDAY 6TH MARCH,2016
TOPIC: THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT (2)
TEXT: ISAIAH 66:13 “As one whom his mother comforts, So I will comfort you; And you shall be comforted in Jerusalem”..
When you are troubled, remember: 1) God’s comfort is real. Do you recall being sad or afraid as a child? Do you also remember feeling the comfort of your mother’s presence as a child growing up? God’s comfort is even more real than your mother’s was then. ‘As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you. ‘ God is more concerned about you now than your mother was in your childhood. ‘Can a mother forget the baby at her breast… ? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands… (Isaiah 49:15-16 NIV). You can always count on God when you need comfort! 2) The Comforter lives in you. When we are suffering, God seems distant and inaccessible, but He is not. Jesus resolved that concern for His anxious disciples – then and now. ‘…I will pray to the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever’ (John 14:16KVJ).
The Holy Spirit, who forever abides in you, is closer to you than the air you breathe. He’s equipped, willing, and able to comfort you. He will sometimes do it by reminding you of a verse from a hymn, a line from a poem, a sermon you heard, etc. When He does, believe it. Say to yourself repeatedly: ‘The God of all comfort lives permanently in me!’ 3) Scripture brings comfort. The apostle reminds us ‘…that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope’ (Romans 15:4KJV). When you’re down, you may not feel like reading the Bible, I encourage you to do it , It will surely bring you the comfort – care and compassion you long for.
MEDITATION: John 14:16, Rom 8:35-39
STUDY THE BIBLE
MATT 11:20-30/LEV 13.PROV 25
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