Finding Comfort in the Word
Posted July 23, 2012on:
76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
12 In that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.
8 You who are my Comforter[a] in sorrow, my heart is faint within me
The reports from Aurora, Colorado have been replayed repeatedly through the past weekend. With each new bit of insight and the trickles of information revealing of the identities of the victims and acts of heroism the pool of pain for some continually deepened and the sorrow or pride increased.
Physically removed from the vicinity, my eyes and spirit assailed by the images and stories, I prayed for comfort and words. Having no understanding because for some acts there nothing that can be said that will provide acceptable clarity.
This was a quiet weekend. I ran to the Word, I sought the comfort that only knowing the Savior provides. Seeking the peace and serenity that only knowing Jesus brings. The comfort of wrapping myself in the inspired words of the Lord. Allowing Him to hold my heart and mind as we try to make sense of another example of man’s inhumanity to man.
Dr. David Jeremiah wrote “Christians have a resource the world knows nothing about, a representative whose attention never falters. Therefore “fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess” (Hebrews 3:1 NIV 1984).” Jesus said ” 16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—”John 14:16 (NIV) In times like these we truly do need Jesus.
Making His praise glorious!
- Aurora Colorado Tragedy (jdsmithonline.com)
- God, the Source of Your Strength! (psalmsofpraisewomensministries.wordpress.com)
- Learn How To Help Aurora, Colorado And The Victims Of The Shooting (moviesblog.mtv.com)