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Be comforted

Discussion in 'Testimonies' started by Frank Jennings, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Frank Jennings

    Frank Jennings Member

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    Be comforted because He knows.

    All of us, each of us who need God's help in life this very day please prayerfully consider. Reach out to the hand that is eternally stretched out to you.

    In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted.
    Psalms 77:2 ESV

    We can resist even refuse His comfort but we're only pushing aside the mercy He is providing for us. We must not do it. If we don't believe His word we are refusing His care. Often we do not recognize His comfort. Jesus is the God of deliverance and comfort and when it comes from an unexpected source or unfamiliar way it may be rejected. Learn to receive lifting up. Learning to receive comfort is something unfamiliar to those of self sufficient natures. Yielding and refusing self is a new land to walk.

    Isaiah 54:11 NASB
    "O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted, Behold, I will set your stones in antimony, And your foundations I will lay in sapphires.

    In your distress some of you are not accepting His comfort. No one can do it for you. He is still trying to reach you. DO NOT frustrate His grace. I've done the same thing and it's a big mistake. Very big. Today if you will hear his voice...

    Matthew 11:28-30 NASB
    "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

    Let us not make His ways heavy. They're not. He gives us an answer of peace as he gave Pharaoh in Genesis chapter 41, and an answer of joy, as He tells us in Ecclesiastes. Let each of us accept His light yoke just as it is, and don't allow dead religion to make it otherwise.

    Ecclesiastes 5:20 KJVS
    For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.

    I see and hear many urgent prayer requests - pleas - everywhere. We see them. Hear them. Every request is a heart's cry for God to step in and do something about a situation, many life threatening. You and I must believe that He cares and that in time, maybe even instantly, He will move on our behalf. But you must be born again in order to believe. Attending church is not a substitute for salvation. Do you know Him? You know your friends, your wife or husband, your family members but do you know HIM?

    As a Christian we will have many many periods, seasons, of waiting. It's not a joyfilled season as we define joy, but must be endured. Jesus Christ was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief and was, is, our example. Our exact pattern.

    Exodus 25:40
    And see to it that you make them according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain.

    When we went to the hospital, there we found our fifteen year old daughter who had been killed with the assistance of a drinking driver. I stood beside her and wiped her pretty face with a cloth as she laid there still on a gurney, and I said "the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord". It was a blow with no instant fix. After waiting for children for fourteen years it was beyond crushing. (Indeed there was, is no fix, only enduring hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.)

    I do not relate to you this for any desire of pity or some other prideful thing, but to exhort you to seek God and really believe what He has had His prophets write down. I thought God had become my enemy, but He forgave me. He knew how I felt, that I was devastated. You must, if you are to survive this evil world, believe He REALLY knows you. It is not optional. He really does love you even if times are hard. Very hard. He will forgive if you ask. You must ask. Even if, especially if, your heart, your body has been crushed. He KNOWS EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL. Exactly. He is touched by the feelings of our infirmities, our griefs and woes. Our afflictions.

    When I had only been saved a short while, a few months maybe, I was out praying one night in a small greenhouse. As I wept and cried out to God with all of my heart and soul for deliverance in spiritual things, I realized something. That for some time I'd been slowly nodding my head up and down in a "yes" manner and saying over and over "you felt these same things, you felt these same things"! He let me know that He knew EXACTLY how I felt. He knows exactly how YOU feel! Yes, you! He cares more that I can tell you. About you and I.

    I hope, pray, that my experiences, the grief and hardships endured by my wife, family and I can in some way, somehow benefit you. We can learn from others. I believe in His love despite the horrible blows that this world has dealt to us . If being the weakest most miserable, least of all Christian such as I can hold on to Him so can you. He will strengthen you. Christians are to be the most resilient people on earth. Remember always,

    John 16:33 NASB
    These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."

    Be of good cheer, He knows, HE KNOWS. Do not believe your feelings believe His words. I exhort you in the good shepherd's love. It is never ending.

    Frank

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  2. Lilly54

    Lilly54 Well-Known Member

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    Amen.
    I find all sustenance and comfort moment by moment from my Lord Jesus. Holy Spirit is the great comforter. No matter how big or small the worries, He is here. If we are willing to ask. I am saddened to see so much suffering going on, so many that do not know that peace and strength are only a prayer away.
    Peace to all this day.
     
  3. quietbloke

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    Peace to all. Comfort each of us that we may comfort others who need comfort
     
  4. Lilly54

    Lilly54 Well-Known Member

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    Amen.
    When we endure hard times, wonder why, there are reasons. One is that we are being equipped to empathize with and comfort others. God's will is paramount.
     
  5. Frank Jennings

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    2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NKJV)
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
    4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
    5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
     
  6. Lilly54

    Lilly54 Well-Known Member

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    Amen.
    I feel great pity for all who struggle alone, not knowing that God is right here, ready to comfort. The Holy Spirit is overwhelming and ever ready to surround each of us. If only we ask through prayer. X
     
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