Since I didn’t write anything much last week, this morning’s post is from a blog I have recently started following, Inspirational Christian Blogs, and is by Cheryl Zelenka. Blessings and enjoy!
God is aware of every frustration, trial, loss, worry, and heartache we face. The Bible clearly states we will have trouble in this life (Jn. 16:33). Thankfully, God also assures us that with His strength, we can endure every challenge set before us. This is a great comfort.
“We go to God when we have no joy in ourselves and find that His joy is our strength.” ~Oswald Chambers
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
Besides the supernatural power of God that empowers us, we also have His living Word to comfort us. This book, so carefully transcribed by men of God, is alive.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV)
Unbelievers will surely raise their eyebrows if we say the Bible is living and active, but neglect to expound on this reality. Like most living things, it wants to be known. The Word is living in the sense that God moves it to work in our lives. When we come upon beautiful passages or a scripture that speaks directly to our heart, we can love them because God is speaking through them. The comfort, instruction and help originate and flows from God.
“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4 (NKJV)
Like any personal relationship, the bond of friendship matures over time. The degree of intimacy deepens when we listen, spend time together, and strive to know what pleases and displeases each other. The Word draws us to verses that are perfect for our day. As a lover thinks about his true love with eager longing, we will find ourselves eagerly longing to be within the pages of the living Word….read the rest of the post here: God’s Comfort, God’s Living Word