God’s Comfort

“Where there never is heard a discouraging word. And the skies are not cloudy all day.” was a line from a song written when in reality the settlers in the American West encountered blizzards, droughts, gunslingers and other assorted dangers. This kind of whistling in the dark is a pass time which most of us engage in when facing our worst moments in life. The eerily cheerful notes reflect a false bravado we use in place of faith in a loving God. Recently I have felt tired and worn out. Friends and family have either passed away or moved away and it has been easiest some days to just focus on sunny things while ignoring the fears that nip at my heels like a pack of jackals.

But the Apostle Paul reminds us that he found his comfort, not from his surroundings, friends or circumstances but from a God who gave Him comfort when he needed it most.

Our God stands by to offer us real help and real comfort in the face of real problems. He does not need for us to be strong, have a happy face or just enough resources in the bank to help us through. He is a Savior who feeds the hunger, heals the sick and comforts all who mourn. Now this morning He comes and asks, “After you receive comfort are you ready by faith to give to others the comfort I have given you?

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Author: pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

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