I am taking the morning off from writing. I am letting God speak. This introduction are the only words you will hear from me in this post. I started thinking about God’s words of comfort when the morning radio hosts asked their audience, “What gives you confidence?” As I thought about my answer, my thoughts kept returning to God’s promise of comfort.
God’s Word of Comfort
Gen 16:13 – So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”
Gen 28:16 – Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.”
Num 6:24-26 – “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
Deut 33:27 – The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, Destroy.
Josh 23:14 – ” . . . not one word has failed of all the good things that the LORD your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed.
2Sa 12:23 – But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.”
2Ch 13:18 – Thus the men of Israel were subdued at that time, and the men of Judah prevailed, because they relied on the LORD, the God of their fathers
Psa 31:5 – Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.
Psa 33:20 – Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
Psa 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psa 55:22 – Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psa 63:6-7 – when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
Psa 100:3 Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Psa 121:1-2 – A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Isa 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Hab 3:17-19 – Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.
Mt 10:29-31 – Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Mt 11:28-30 – Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Jn 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
Jn 11:35 Jesus wept
Jn 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (cf 14:1ff)
Rom 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
1 Cor 15:55-58 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
2 Cor 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 may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Cor 4:16 – 5:1 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Php 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Php 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Php 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Heb 4:9 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God,
Heb 4:15-16 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Heb 6:19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,
1 Pt 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1Pe 3:12 – For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer.
1Pe 5:7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Rev 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
Rev 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Ps 73:28 – “But for me it is good to be near God;”