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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.”

 

Job 3:25 ” What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.”

Being a Christian does not mean we are immune to difficulties, hardships, or afflictions…that’s because we live in a broken world.  And Job realized this…that troubles would come into his life.  But Job also saw that he could never take God’s blessings for granted.  So today, let’s all take a moment to count our blessings both great and small.  If all your family and friends are healthy and safe…thank Him.  If you have enough food to eat, a roof over your head, and clothing to wear…thank Him.    Jesus did not promise that our life here on earth would be void of suffering, quite the opposite.  For He tells us in John 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”  That’s because He’s the God of all comfort Who comforts us in the midst of all our troubles. (II Corinthians 1:4)  So today let’s thank Him for the many blessings we’ve received.

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.”

When you’re going through the crushing weight of physical, mental, or spiritual distress, you’ll receive two kinds of compassion and consolation from people.  You’ll hear sympathetic, sensitive words from friends who really do care, but have never gone through what you’re experiencing.  But then there are the empathetic words of those who have lived through what you are currently enduring.  These wise words ring true with encouragement and reassurance that… Yes, God is still there and with His love and compassion you’ll make it through.