Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Comfort from the Word

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Let’s start with a question today. Where do you go in times of distress, trouble, and tribulation? For a Christ follower, it’s easy to answer—we go to our Savior, Jesus Christ. When we are “weary and heavy laden,” we go to Him because His “yoke is easy and His burden light” [Matthew 11:28-30]. When we are at our weakest moment, it’s in Him we find the strength to do all things [Philippians 4:13].

We go to the heavenly place where Christ is. There, we enter with confidence (not arrogance) to hear His Word that will sustain us in times of trouble [Hebrews 10:19-22]. His eternal Word is what we need.  

That has been the belief of God’s people throughout the ages. The Psalmist found God’s Word to be the source of comfort in his time of affliction [Psalm 149]. In fact, he believed that the promises in God’s Word gave him life [vs. 50]. He was confident in the Lord’s sovereign will to save His people, and in God’s blessing for those who were faithful to Him [vv. 55-56].   

John Calvin beautifully stated, “If we meditate carefully on [God’s] word, we shall live even in the midst of death, nor will we meet with any sorrow so heavy for which it will not furnish us with a remedy.” 

We have Christ. In Him, Scripture says, we have every blessing we need [see Ephesians 1:3]. His Word to us is sufficient for all things because “they are spirit, and they are life” [John 6:63].

This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your promise gives me life.  Psalm 149:50

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