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Monday, October 3, 2016

God of Comfort & Joy

Have you had your Joy Juice today?  It’s such a comfort to those who are hurting.

Regardless of our stage of life, we all suffer from hurts.  Physical pain is awful…but emotional pain can devastate. Each of us knows what it’s like to have our hearts broken; to be disappointed with people; to feel betrayed.  When we lose a loved one, we are emotionally burdened.  Where do we go when we find ourselves in a “valley”?  There is only one source of true comfort and though we can’t step back into time and change things, we can step forward into God’s arms of comfort. 

2 Corinthians 1:3-6 is reassuring:   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.”

            When we seek the comfort of God, we will not necessarily be relieved of our pain. Our troubles won’t automatically go away. Being comforted by God means receiving His strength to push through the difficult time. His comfort brings us encouragement and hope that things will get better. Be assured that God’s comfort is always available.  When we receive His comfort then we are more able to pass along that comfort to others.
            Comfort others by experiencing the personal joy of God’s comfort.   

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