Charles Stanley (May-22-2022) Daily Devotional: Sunday Reflection: The Promise of Comfort
God longs to comfort us when we are afraid, uncertain, or hurting.
The Bible is filled with God’s promises, and together they’re woven into a beautiful tapestry depicting His goodness. Among the greatest of all the threads is the promise of God’s comfort. In 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God), we learn that He is “the Father of all mercies and God of all comfort.” Likewise, in Hebrews 13:5 (Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, ``I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"), the author reminds us of the Lord’s pledge: “I will never desert you, nor will I ever abandon you.” We are not alone in this life, left to muddle through it as best we can. We have a loving heavenly Father who walks alongside us through it all.
That means that no matter what you’re facing in life—whether it’s a financial crisis, a health scare, strained relationships, or even everyday hardships—God is your refuge and strength, able to protect and console you no matter what (Psalm 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble). He understands your pain and fear, your anger and doubt, and He is sufficient to care for and aid you through even the darkest seasons of life.
Think about it
- Choose a book of the Bible, and as you read it, list the many promises God makes to His children. How do you feel, knowing the Ruler of the universe cares for you in this way?