As I was reading Pastor Joe’s message I was deeply moved in once again hearing the assurance that as God’s Children we have and that is His total Love and comfort when needed and I was also reminded of the verses below. Thank you again Pastor Joe for your faithfulness as you minister in Jesus’ name to all in need, with whatever needs we have……
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Lamentations 3: 33 For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
…….Christian Love from both of us – Anne
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:3-5).
What a marvelous title – God of all comfort! New Testament writers use the concept comfort repeatedly. It conveys the idea of encouraging and exhorting those who cope with defeat, doubt, and depression. Indeed, Jesus always stands next to His people with the pledge that He will never forsake them (Matt. 28:20). Although suffering is not eradicated, we have Someone who soothes us in the midst of it. Often we cry for temporary relief, but the God of all…
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