Comfort From The Lord
How does God comfort us?
- His rod and staff comfort us (Psalms 23:4)
The rod and staff (our support) symbolize the Lord Jesus Christ.
There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:1-2)
- When you are afflicted you will be comforted by the Word of God (Psalms 119:50)
And the name of the second he called Ephraim: “For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.” (Genesis 41:52)
- You are comforted when you remember the judgment of God (Psalms 119:52)
Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. (Exodus 6:6)
- The merciful kindness of God will comfort us (Psalms 119:76).
So rend your heart and not your garments; return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm. (Joel 2:13)
- The Lord comforts us when He pardons our sins (Isaiah 40:1-2; 49:13).
Then the Lord said: “I have pardoned, according to your word; but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord. (Numbers 14:20-21)
- The Lord Jesus Christ comforts us by giving us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:1-3).
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, to the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever. (Psalms 30:11-12)
Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old, together; For I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow. (Jeremiah 31:13)
- The Holy Spirit who abides in your heart will be your comforter.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (John14:16-17KJV)
- We are comforted knowing the coming of the Lord is near.
For the Lord, Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore, comfort one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18)
Are you feeling calm and comforted?
I pray that these words will soothe and reassure you that the Lord loves and cares about you.