BE COMFORTED AND BE A COMFORTER
May 3, 2019
Today, O Lord, I turn my anxiety, my grief, and my confusion over to You. I will wait to feel and know Your comfort. Thank You.
All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. You can be sure that the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NLT)
Have you received God’s comfort lately? Have you sought it?
Sometimes I discover myself so devoted to wallowing in self-pity that I forget to remember that our Lord wants to comfort me and calm me. He has promised to be with me through eternity. He has assured us to never leave me. He has offered to fill me with Himself well beyond my capacity to receive– ‘pressed down shaken together, and over flowing.’ And the net result on the Body of Christ is that when we are comforted, then we also become equipped to serve as a comfort to others. God’s comfort flows through us into others. It becomes a never ending stream of Comfort.
Once I heard a science teacher explaining about light in space. He said that this light never ends; it just keeps traveling on at over 93 million miles per second. We can’t see the light until it hits something and reflects off of it and then hits our eyes. But the light, itself is there all the time driving away darkness.
God’s comfort is like that only better. The light eventually does diminish. But God’s comfort not only passes through us into others but it gets stronger the more it does so– and so does the Body of believers.
Receive the Lord’s comfort today and then invest it into someone else.
“. . . lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other’s faults because of your love. Always keep yourselves united with the Holy Spirit and bind yourselves together with peace” (Eph. 4:1-3)
Copyright Dan Elliott. Email firstname.lastname@example.org