It seems that I hear reports almost daily of those around me who are facing “bad news.” It could be a sudden diagnosis from a doctor on a health issue, a disappointment regarding a job or a relationship, the increase of persecution toward Christians somewhere in the world, or many other situations over which we have no control.
When these reports come to my attention, I turn more and more to the Scriptures to find my own comfort, and from that comfort, I am able to comfort others. Paul knew this principle; “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Corinthians 1:3–4).
Some who face very difficult circumstances immediately feel God is condemning them for things that were done in the past that were not the will of God. If you are a child of God, He is not condemning you (Romans 8:1). He may be putting us through intense discipline, but that is “for our good that we may share His holiness” (Hebrews 12:10).
If you are going through one of those times, please take seriously the words of 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10; “For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.” His abundant grace is toward you! Be sure to receive it so this season becomes one of strengthening your faith and making you more determined than ever to live each day closer with the Lord.
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