“Comfort, comfort my people..

..says your God” in Isaiah 40:1. He is the comforter and He wants to make us into those who are able to comfort others. It comes through the trials, tests, waiting, and wondering. As we walk with Him through experiences we never imagined would happen.. He does something deep in us.

We are taken to places of grief and suffering that we did not know existed. We wonder if there has been some kind of mistake. Where is God in all this? Has He left us in an unbearable place? No..He is right there with us in the midst of the storm. He holds our heads above water as we feel it rising all around us.

He is the author of the great story that we are living in and there are no mistakes in the script. He allows us to be wounded and then binds up the wounds so we are able to help the hurting people who come into our lives. His purposes are higher and greater than our own.

So our comfort zone is not His highest priority..our hearts and our character matter deeply to God. He doesn’t punish us..but He does stretch us, teach us, and prepare us so we can truly become His people in this broken world.

If you are in a season of sorrow and struggle right now..Watch and wait until God comes for you..showing your His great unending love for you as you trust Him. He is faithful.

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.  He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”     2 Corinthians 1:3-4


6 thoughts on ““Comfort, comfort my people..

  1. Beautiful Alicia … from one being stretched, what at times, seems to be to the limit … maybe my ‘sweetest note’ is yet to come! All praise to God for His unending comfort and love, mercy and grace, peace and joy … even in what seems at times, like unending sorrow/pain/frustration or bewilderment at circumstances… He is in control and underneath are the Everlasting Arms.

  2. Your comment is beautiful and touching. I pray that God will bring you hope and encouragement in your present circumstances, reassuring you that they will not last forever and that you will “come forth as gold.”

  3. Sometimes the most sweetest music comes from instruments that have very taught and tense strings, and the most empathetic and genuinely sympathetic people can be those who have suffered the blackest and foulest nights imaginable… but dawn always comes.

  4. Alicia, your words are comforting, indeed. The “rise above it” picture you have pinned on the side is perfect…we need to hang on tight and believe that “He is in this.”

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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