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Jeremiah 8:18 ” O my Comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint within me.”

Ok, can we all admit to ourselves that the past months of dealing with COVID 19 and the pandemic have been downright hard!  It’s been difficult being isolated from family and friends.  It’s been scary listening to the dire warnings and daily statistics of positive cases and deaths.  Brother, it’s even been apprehensive just going to the grocery store!  That’s why when I read the above verse this morning it brought me back to a basic foundational truth…our God is the Father of all comfort,  Who comforts us in all our troubles… (II Corinthians 1:3)  So even when I’m not at my best, He’s there to comfort me with the Holy Spirit…and like Isaiah 40:29-31 tells me, “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

 

I Thessalonians 2:11-12 ” For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into His Kingdom and glory.”

In God,  we have a good, good Father.  A heavenly Father that wants only the very best for His children.  So as Followers of Christ, we too should affirm the good in others.  For if we have willingly and freely accepted the Lord’s invitation of salvation into our lives…we need to live out to the best of our ability  His example.  For there’s enough negativity already in the world today…but Believers can change that by simply seeing and affirming the good in others.

House Rules – If it cries…love it.

If there are young people in your house,  you probably either formally, or informally have House Rules.  Principles that help maintain order, routine, and guidance for everyone within the household.  The same goes for the Body of Christ.  This House Rule – If it cries…love it,  takes it context from II Corinthians 1:3-4,   “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”   He is the God of all comfort…extending mercy, love and encouragement to us in our times of crisis and pain.  And in that, we learn how to pattern and demonstrate that same love to others.

John 16:7 ” But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.”

The Comforter…the Encourager…the Holy Spirit.  Sent by Jesus to witness and glorify Him, and part of the Holy Trinity.  He is the Paraclete…the one who comes up along side and guides us in all truth.