Comfort on the way!
Verse for Today: Thursday, September 06, 2012
Genesis 5:29 – Lamech named him Noah and said, “He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.”
It is great to be able to expect and look for comfort from God in the midst of the worst scenario, enjoy that comfort and keep going when the going gets tough. Lamech had the grace to live in the wake of God’s comfort and enjoy it when his circumstances refused him comfort, peace and hope. His father Methuselah continued to live as the oldest man on earth, as a symbol of God’s impending judgment as well as His redemption. As Lamech looked at Methuselah and Noah, he had enough reasons to put his trust in the Lord who was at work in his family and in the world around him. He was an insightful man, knowing and believing that God had given him a son as a sign that God’s comfort was on the way. The God of Lamech is our God who sends us words of comfort through His Word about what He is doing in our generation and in our lives. This God of comfort and the Father of all mercies is with us today to comfort and strengthen us to meet the challenges of the enemy territory that we live in. We are called upon to live as sojourners in this world to testify to the wonder working power of our Lord. He uses us as comfort to the rest of the world that He will come back to straighten out the mess that is around us in this world. Today He is our comfort, rest and strength to keep us going no matter what we are going through. He will keep us unhurt in a hurting world. He is our healer, peace and hope to keep going by putting all our hope, faith and trust in Him. Lamech saw God’s comfort from a distance and trusted the God who gave him Noah. We have the comfort of God living in our hearts through His Spirit and His written Word to keep us going. Today we can look unto the Author and Finisher of our faith to comfort us in the midst of hopelessness, chaos and confusions and to keep us going.
Hello dear reader, if you are living in hopeless circumstances and are burdened about the way people and events turn around to make your life more difficult, rest assured that God’s comfort is available for you today to lay hold on. His comfort is deposited in your heart the moment you trusted Jesus as your Savior. His Spirit of comfort lives in your heart to encourage you to believe on every promise in His Word. His Spirit speaks to you as long as you have not quenched His power through disobedience. Today the Lord tells you that even if you go through the most dangerous and difficult circumstance, He will find security and safety for you and will hold us in the palm of His hands. No force on earth will be able to pluck us from His hands of protection and security. He encompasses around you with His shadow. He fortifies you with His Spirit so that the mighty winds that blow against you will not uproot you. His presence guards you against the storms and the waves that beat against you. When you are weak, He pours more of His strength into your hearts. When you are sad and frustrated, the great comfort and joy of your Lord will come to fill you so that you will be able to weather away the difficult situations that try to intimidate you. Today let us look at the storms and winds with a smile as we enjoy the Lord’s comfort. Let us go forward with confidence and courage because the comfort of our Lord is in our hearts as the great driving force through our sojourn.
2 Corinthians 1:3 – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.
Thought for Today
God’s sufficiency to help us meet all challenges in life is the greatest comfort we have in this life.
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