Saturday, November 18, 2006

My Bible reading discovery

Hello everyone! I realize it has been ages since I've posted, I've been very, very busy. But busy or not, I've still had time to read my Bible and have found a verse that I found true in my life and had to share it with all of you.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ~
"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."

In the past few weeks and months the Lord has shown me Himself by His comfort and closeness to me in the times of tribulation that He has brought into my life. Recently a very close friend of mine went through a very trying time, very close to my own trial, and it was so neat how the Lord showed me how to be a comfort to her by the way He had comforted me, and by those who He'd used to comfort me in my trials. At times in my life I still feel that the Lord brings things into my life, hard things, and leaves me to suffer and struggle alone. But when I remember the things He's taught me and how He has comforted me in the past, it shows me that I need to remember who He is and what He has done, that I just need to trust Him and take Him at His word. "The Father of mercies and God of all comfort." Without a shadow of a doubt I know that everything in the Bible is true, everything, so if it says He's the "Father of mercies and God of all comfort," isn't it true that He is? Let us take Him at His word and when He brings trials into our lives, let us remember that He is the Father of mercies, that no matter what the trial or situation He brings to us that He gives mercy to go through the trial to His honor and glory. He's not going to bring a trial into our lives that we cannot get through by His mercy and strength for His glory. Let us also remember that He's the God of all comfort, not just some comfort, all comfort. Let us rest knowing that everything works out for our good and that He is always near, providing grace, mercy and comfort to those who seek it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How true Ana! Just think of all of the comfort and assurances of His presence that we would miss out on if we never went through trials! Thank you for sharing is something we need to continually remind ourselves of--because trials Will come into our lives. Thank you for reminding us of what He has promised to do for us when those times come.
Much love, Katie S.