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Seek comfort from God, part 2

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POSTED: February 10, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Job stands out as one who, in the face of trials, remained faithful to God. He lost most of his possessions, all his children were killed, his so-called friends tormented them with their ideas of what his problem was, even his wife told him to curse God and die.

In the face of all this Job said, "But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips" (Job 2:10).

David went through many times of turmoil and trouble in his life time, but he would seek help from God to see him through. Notice Psalm 3: "LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people." David truly needed the blessings of God to continue on, just as we also need God’s blessings.

From the life of Christ we know that the Godhead understands pain and suffering. He saw human suffering and emotions, He endured such Himself. The shortest verse in the Bible speaks volumes of His understanding of human emotion. Standing at the grave of a friend, surrounded by wounded family members we find the words, "Jesus wept" (John 11:35). God knows of our heartaches.

So as we travel life’s road we know that there will be times of sadness and hardships which we will face. Yet the Christian knows that God knows and cares for us. In him we can find comfort. "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God" (2 Cor. 1:3 - 4). We need to seek comfort from God.

 

 

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