Finding Comfort While Mourning And Experiencing Grief And Loss In These Perilous Times

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Finding Comfort While Mourning And Experiencing Grief And Loss In These Perilous Times.


One particularly chilly Autumn morning I woke up to the sad news of the untimely death of my cousin. It was around the season there was a mass shooting first in a Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  and later in Thousand Oaks, California. This was soon followed by widespread fires across California that destroyed many homes and left thousands of people homeless and many dead.


As I lay in bed while reading the chilling messages that flowed in from various relatives detailing my cousin brother’s death, I felt numb and had just one thought running through my mind. These are the perilous times the Bible was speaking about. The perilous times are here. Jesus please hold onto us and save us because we won’t manage without you. Lord we are living in the perilous times you spoke about please save us.


As I lay still trying to wrap my mind around the events that were happening, I could feel pain course through my heart as I mourned the loss of my cousin. The grief was so overwhelming that getting out of bed that morning was a chore. Somehow I couldn’t comprehend it all.


The world felt cold, dark, confusing, unsafe and very lonely. I felt like I needed a place to hide. So, I just kept murmuring, ‘Jesus please hide me. You are the rock that is higher than me. Please hold me. You are my only comfort right now.’


And Jesus heard. I felt this warmth seep through as I found strength to finally make it out of bed, make the necessary phone calls and pray with the rest of the family as funeral and burial arrangements were made.


My cousin was a young man in his early twenties who had recently got a great job and was starting to enjoy life. The previous day, he had been well. After going to work that day, he retired home. The next day, he didn’t make it to work. So one of his work colleagues went to his house to find out what was happening since he wasn’t responding to his calls. Unfortunately, he found my cousin brother, dead. He had apparently passed away in his sleep. He went suddenly. With no warning. It was very shocking and jarring. Indeed death does come like a thief in the night.


It hurt so bad because there were no farewells. No goodbyes. No see you laters. Life is unpredictable. We are here today and gone tomorrow. We shouldn’t take life for granted and we should learn to value and appreciate each day that Jesus gives us. While we might not know what tomorrow holds, we know who holds tomorrow. Jesus Christ is a sure foundation we can cling to and hold onto in these perilous and dark times. Jesus is a sure source of comfort for our grief and loss in these difficult days. We can trust Jesus however dark the situation might be because he never fails.


Bible Verse:


I will love You, O Lord, my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies. 4 The pangs of death surrounded me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid. 5 The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me. 6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, And cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.

Psalms 18:1-6

He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me,
For they were too strong for me. 18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the Lord was my support. 19 He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me. 20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.

Psalms 18:16-20

The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted. 47 It is God who avenges me, And subdues the peoples under me; 48 He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man. 49 Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.

Psalms 18:46-49


My prayer:


That Jesus will help us number our days because we don’t know the day or the hour. Our hearts can be stilled at any moment. Tomorrow is not promised anyone. I pray we live our lives for Jesus so that we shall receive the crown of glory at the end. Let’s live for the glory of God. To bring honor to his name. And I pray for all those who are grieving the loss of a loved one today. I pray that Jesus will mend your broken heart. I pray Jesus visits to offer you comfort and strength. I pray he can give you praise for heaviness. That your grief will be turned to gratitude and worship. It’s tough to worship when we are hurting but I pray Jesus gives us the grace to. Jesus please heal our grief. In Jesus’s name I have prayed.
Amen.



Hannah


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“The iron bolt which so mysteriously fastens the door of hope and holds our spirits in gloomy prison, needs a heavenly hand to push it back.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Of all the things in the world to be dreaded, despair is the chief. When a man is in the depths of despair, he is ready for all sorts of sins. When fear discourages him action is dangerous. But when fear has weakened him and his conscience is powerless to guide him, the vultures circle him waiting for their prey. As long as a man has hope for himself you may have hope for him.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“When Christ died on the cross, our hopes began. When He arose, they were confirmed. When He ascended on high, they began to be fulfilled. When He comes a second time, they will be realized.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“We need winds and tempests to exercise our faith, to tear off the rotten bough of self-dependence, and to root us more firmly in Christ. The day of evil reveals to us the value of our glorious hope.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“My sole hope for heaven lies in the full atonement made upon Calvary’s cross for the ungodly. On that I firmly rely.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“There is no hope for you but in Christ. Rest assured that all the mercy of God is concentrated in the Cross. I hear some talk about the uncovenanted mercies of God—there is no such things. The mercies of God are all emptied out into the Covenant. God has put all His grace into the Person of Christ and you shall have none elsewhere. Trust, then, in Christ—so you shall be blessed, but you shall be blessed nowhere else.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Grace within us will employ prayer, and faith, and hope, and love, to cast out the evil; it takes unto it the “whole armour of God,” and wrestles earnestly. These two opposing natures will never cease to struggle so long as we are in this world.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’s blood and righteousness: I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesu’s name.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Whatever troubles come, let us play the man; let us show that we are not such little children as to be cast down by what may happen in this poor fleeting state of time. Our country is Immanuel’s land, our hope is above the sky, and therefore, calm as the summer’s ocean; we will see the wreck of everything earth-born, and yet rejoice in the God of our salvation.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The eclipse of your faith, the darkness of your mind, the fainting of your hope, all these things are but parts of God’s method of making you ripe for the great inheritance upon which you shall soon enter.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Waiting trains our grace. Waiting tries our faith. Therefore, wait on in hope, because even though the promise seems to be delayed, it can never come too late.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“It is of no use to hope that we shall be well rooted if no rough winds pass over us. Those old gnarlings on the root of the oak tree, and those strange twistings of the branches, all tell of the many storms that have swept over it, and they are also indicators of the depth into which the roots have forced their way. So the Christian is made strong, and firmly rooted by all the trials and storms of life. Shrink not then from the tempestuous winds of trial, but take comfort, believing that by their rough discipline God is fulfilling this benediction to you.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“If I am not today all that I hope to be, yet I see Jesus, and that assures me that I shall one day be like Him.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“And so my Master, who is the great ark of salvation, did not come into this world to save only a few little sinners. “He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him.” Look on him there. See him on the cross, in extreme agony, enduring countless griefs and torments, and sweating in agony, all because of his love for you who were his enemies. Trust him. Trust him, because there is hope, there is restoration.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The bleeding, dying, rising Saviour, is the only star of hope to a sinner. Oh for grace to come now and drink, ere the sun sets upon the year’s last day!”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Moses grew weary, and then his friends assisted him. When at any time your prayer flags, let faith support one hand, and let holy hope uplift the other, and prayer seating itself upon the stone of Israel, the rock of our salvation, will persevere and prevail.” 

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Our country is Immanuel’s land, our hope is above the sky, and therefore, calm as the summer’s ocean; we will see the wreck of everything earthborn, and yet rejoice in the God of our salvation.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Forgive, as you hope to be forgiven.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“One of these days you who are now a ‘babe’ in Christ shall be a ‘father’ in the church. Hope for this great thing; but hope for it as a gift of grace, and not as the wages of work, or as the product of your own energy.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“If thou canst wait for Christ, and be patient in the hope of having fellowship with him at some distant season, thou wilt never have fellowship at all; for the heart that is fitted for communion is a hungering and a thirsting heart.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The delight which the mariner feels, when, after having been tossed about for many a day, he steps again upon the solid shore, is the satisfaction of a Christian when amidst all the changes of this troublous life, he rests the foot of his faith upon this truth—‘I am the Lord, I change not.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“I do not come into this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter. I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and say, “You are mine, and you shall be mine. I claim you for myself.” My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, He is my righteousness.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Experienced Christian, boast not in your experience; you will trip yet if you look away from him who is able to keep you from falling. Ye whose love is fervent, whose faith is constant, whose hopes are bright, say not, “We shall never sin,” but rather cry, “Lead us not into temptation.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“If you will select me the grossest specimen of humanity, if he be but born of woman, I will have hope of him yet, because Jesus Christ is come to seek and to save sinners.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The day of evil reveals to us the value of our glorious hope.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, he is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, in what he has done, and in what he is now doing for me.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“O Jesus, what a comfort it is that thou hast pleaded our cause against our unseen enemies; countermined their mines, and unmasked their ambushes. Here is a matter for joy, gratitude, hope, and confidence.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“And it seems to me I can, it seems to me I can open the little wicket gate, and cry, “There is hope!” The one who said there is no hope is a liar and a murderer from the beginning, and the father of lies. There is hope because Jesus died. There is hope everywhere except in the infernal lake of fire.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Value the blood of Christ as the foundation of your hope, but never speak disparagingly of the work of the Spirit which is your meetness for the inheritance of the saints in light. This day let us so live as to manifest the work of the Triune God in us.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“It is of no use to hope that we shall be well rooted—if no rough winds pass over us.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Men are in a restless pursuit after satisfaction in earthly things. They will exhaust themselves in the deceitful delights of sin, and, finding them all to be vanity and emptiness, they will become very perplexed and disappointed. But they will continue their fruitless search. Though wearied, they still stagger forward under the influence of spiritual madness, and though there is no result to be reached except that of everlasting disappointment, yet they press forward. They have no forethought for their eternal state; the present hour absorbs them. They turn to another and another of earth’s broken cisterns, hoping to find water where not a drop was ever discovered yet.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“When Christ died on the cross our hopes began, when he rose they were confirmed, when he went up on high they began to be fulfilled, when he comes a second time they will be realized.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“A man might as well hope to fight a swarm of flies with a sword as to master his own thoughts when they are set on by the devil.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The eclipse of your faith, the darkness of your mind, the fainting of your hope, all these things are but parts of God’s method of making you ripe for the great inheritance upon which you shall soon enter. These trials are for the testing and strengthening of your faith–they are waves that wash you further upon the rock–they are winds which waft your ship the more swiftly towards the desired haven.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“We will this year gather celestial fruits on earthly ground, where faith and hope have made the desert like the garden of the Lord.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Blessed be His name that He has arranged that one Person of the Sacred Trinity should undertake this office of Comforter, for no man could ever perform its duties. We might as well hope to be the Savior as to be the Comforter of the heartbroken.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“If I had to sum up the gospel I should have to tell you certain facts: Jesus, the Son of God, became man; he was born of the virgin Mary; lived a perfect life; was falsely accused of men; was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God; from whence he shall also come to judge the quick and the dead. This is one of the elementary truths of our gospel; we believe in the resurrection of the dead, the final judgment, and the life everlasting.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Oh, the wondrous power in the scripture to create a soul of hope within the ribs of despair and bring eternal light into the darkness that has made a long midnight in the inmost soul!”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Nothing is more deadly than self-righteousness, or more hopeful than contrition.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“It is always beneficial to praise the Lord; it cheers the day and brightens the night; it lightens toil and softens sorrow; and over earthly gladness it sheds a sanctifying radiance which makes it less liable to blind us with its glare. Have we not something to sing about at this moment? Can we not weave a song out of our present joys, or our past deliverances, or our future hopes.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon



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“The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Abounding sin is the terror of the world, but abounding grace is the hope of mankind.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“When God created the heavens and the earth, darkness was upon the face of the deep. When the Eternal Son became flesh, He was carried for a time in the darkness of the sweet virgin’s womb. When He died for the life of the world, it was in the darkness, seen by no one at the last. When He arose from the dead, it was ,’very early in the morning.” No one saw Him rise. It is as if God were saying, “What I am is all that need matter to you, for there lie your hope and your peace. I will do what I will do, and it will all come to light at last, but how I do it is My secret. Trust Me, and be not afraid.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“To believe actively that our Heavenly Father constantly spreads around us providential circumstances that work for our present good and our everlasting well-being brings to the soul a veritable benediction. Most of us go through life praying a little, planning a little, jockeying for position, hoping but never being quite certain of anything, and always secretly afraid that we will miss the way. This is a tragic waste of truth and never gives rest to the heart.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Yet if we would know God and for other’s sake tell what we know we must try to speak of his love. All Christians have tried but none has ever done it very well. I can no more do justice to that awesome and wonder-filled theme than a child can grasp a star. Still by reaching toward the star the child may call attention to it and even indicate the direction one must look to see it. So as I stretch my heart toward the high shining love of God someone who has not before known about it may be encouraged to look up and have hope.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“The ancient image of God whispers within every man of everlasting hope; somewhere he will continue to exist. Still he cannot rejoice, for the light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world troubles his conscience, frightening him with proofs of guilt and evidences of coming death. So is he ground between the upper millstone of hope and the nether stone of fear.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“What God in His sovereignty may yet do on a world-scale I do not claim to know. But what He will do for the plain man or woman who seeks His face I believe I do know and can tell others. Let any man turn to God in earnest, let him begin to exercise himself unto godliness, let him seek to develop his powers of spiritual receptivity by trust and obedience and humility, and the results will exceed anything he may have hoped in his leaner and weaker days.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Let us beware of tinkering with our inner life in hope ourselves to rend the veil. God must do everything for us. Our part is to yield and trust. We must confess, forsake, repudiate the self-life, and then reckon it crucified. But we must be careful to distinguish lazy “acceptance” from the real work of God. We must insist upon the work being done. We dare not rest content with a neat doctrine of self-crucifixion. That is to imitate Saul and spare the best of the sheep and the oxen.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Holiness, as taught in the Scriptures, is not based upon knowledge on our part. Rather, it is based upon the resurrected Christ in-dwelling us and changing us into His likeness.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“The only cross in all of history that was turned into an altar was the cross on which Jesus Christ died. It was a Roman cross. They nailed Him on it, and God, in His majesty and mystery, turned it into an altar. The Lamb who was dying in the mystery and wonder of God was turned into the Priest who offered Himself. No one else was a worthy offering.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Let any man turn to God in earnest, let him begin to exercise himself unto godliness, let him seek to develop his powers of spiritual receptivity by trust and obedience and humility, and the results will exceed anything he may have hoped in his leaner and weaker days.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“If you were fine like an archangel, made thousands of dollars, never failed and never fumbled, you would be a saint, and there would be no place in God’s grace for you. Because you are the kind of person you are and have fits of slipping back a little, the grace of God operates toward you. This is your hope. So I say, be cheerful, be hopeful, dare to rise and say, “I’ll not sit and be gloomy anymore. I will dare to believe that the grace of God, that vast grace of God, is big enough for me.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Let us be alert to the season in which we are living. It is the season of the Blessed Hope, calling for us to cut our ties with the world and build ourselves on this One who will soon appear. He is our hope—a Blessed Hope enabling us to rise above our times and fix our gaze upon Him.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer



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Hope And Justice When Faced With Difficulty And Injustice – Life Lessons From The Persistent Widow – Parable.



Difficulty, adversity and hard times are part of life. We can’t avoid pain, disappointment, anguish, grief or calamity who-ever we are and where-ever we live. Sooner or later, these negatives will find each of us regardless of our class or station in Life. However, we need not despair the storms of life come our way. When faced with adversity, we can find comfort, justice, hope, love, joy and peace in the Lord Jesus Christ.


In the Christian journey of faith, there will be times when our faith will come under attack from the enemy. Times when we will feel hopeless and in despair because of seeming injustices done to us. And maybe there will also be times when we pray to God for something and he seem’s silent and distant.


We might even fast and go without various pleasures for days without any change or improvement in our situation. It can be frustrating and very tempting to give up our faith and hope in the Lord when situations like these arise.


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A few days ago I had a conversation with a friend who was going through some difficulties and she needed hope, comfort, inspiration and motivation to keep going. During our talk, one statement seemed to keep recurring, and it was, “Where do I find hope and comfort in the midst of all this chaos?


She kept telling me, “God seems to be silent this time. He has been faithful but this time it feels like he has disappeared.” She went further to say, “I’m not a bad person and I feel like I have done everything right. I go to Church regularly and though I can’t say I’m perfect, I know that I’m not committing any conscious sins. I feel righteous and yet I keep wondering why God doesn’t hear me. Isn’t he supposed to hear the prayers of the righteous?”


“It’s getting harder and harder to keep believing and going on as my situation seems to get worse.” I could empathize with her. I too had experienced situations in my life when I felt hopeless, alone and abandoned.


So, as we talked, the parable of the persistent widow came to mind because it was a particular one that had helped me to keep being persistent despite various difficulties I had faced in life. In my own words, I call the persistent widow, “The woman who refused to say NO when everything around her was pressuring her to say YES and to quit.”


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I call her the woman who chose not to give up despite the odds stacked against her. She is a testament to the power of persistence in breaking rocks and hardships. Her story is a testimony to the power of prayer to change situations and circumstances.


Luke one of Jesus’s twelve disciples writes her story. She was a widow who was faced with an adversity (he doesn’t tell us what the adversity was) and this great adversity drove her to seek help and justice from a Judge.


Unfortunately, this Judge kept turning her down and refusing her requests. Yet despite all this, she refused to be deterred. She kept pushing and pushing. Some may falsely call her behavior stubborn but she wasn’t stubborn like King Saul. To the contrary she was devoted like King David.


A singular devotion that kept her persistent until she finally got what she needed. The Parable, reminds us that our God is not cruel. Our God is a God of compassion and justice. Our God hears our cries and various pleas, and one day soon, he will give us the justice we need.


Are you facing an adversity and a hard situation?
Are you having difficulty maintaining your faith in Jesus because of a calamity or crisis?
Are you seeking and looking for comfort for your aches and pains?


Well, I have a simple answer for you and his name is Jesus. Go to Jesus and tell him what the challenge is. Talk to him. Seek him. Plead with him. Search for him. Pray to him unceasingly! His word says if we seek him with our hearts, we shall find him.


But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 4:29

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The Parable Of The Persistent Widow:


Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think,
yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!'”
And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
Luke: 18. 1-8



Hannah


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“Heaven gives us hope and makes our present burdens easier to bear.” 

Billy Graham


“God’s mercy and grace give me hope for myself, and for our world.” 

Billy Graham


“I haven’t written my own epitaph, and I’m not sure I should. Whatever it is, I hope it will be simple, and that it will point people not to me, but to the One I served.” 

Billy Graham


“Everywhere I go I find that people, both leaders and individuals are asking one basic question, “Is there any hope for the future?’ My answer is the same, ‘Yes, through Jesus Christ.” 

Billy Graham


“Hope and change has become a cliche in our nation, and it is daunting to think that any American could hope for change from what God has blessed.” 

Billy Graham


“Therefore I live for today certain of finding at sunrise guidance and strength for the way. Power for each moment of weakness, hope for each moment of pain, comfort for every sorrow, sunshine and joy after rain!” 

Billy Graham


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Valentine’s day comes every year on February 14th.

Some people are blessed to have a partner, spouse, friends and family to celebrate with.

Others find themselves lonely or alone during this time.

For the lonely and alone, I pray you run to Jesus when you are feeling unloved, alone, lonely, uncared for or rejected.

The arms of Jesus are open wide to give you the love you desperately need and are searching for.

So, on this day, I send out love, light, hope, faith and prayers to all those who are alone, hurting, lonely and those searching for true love.

Jesus is true love!

And if you need proof of his love for you, just look to his cross.

His cross is awash with immeasurable words like:

You matter

You are loved

You are worthy

You are precious

You are awesome

You are beautiful

You are handsome

You are cherished

16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:7-11

I dedicate United Pursuit’s Song, Met By Love:

There is none, none like You
Who can know my heart like You do?
For all creation sings Your song
I will join with them, Declaring Your glory

There is none, none like You
Who can know my heart like You do?
For all creation sings Your song
I will join with them, declaring Your glory

We can run straight into Your arms, unafraid
‘Cause every time we need You, we’re met by love
And we can lift our hands to Heaven, full of faith
‘Cause every time we worship, we see Your face

We see Your face
We see Your face
We see Your face
We see Your face

There is no one like You, Lord
You, Lord
Oh, there is no one like You, Lord

John

To Give Them Beauty For Ashes – Comfort Bible Verses

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  1. Are you seeking comfort?
  2. Are you facing an uncertain future?
  3. Are you filled with anguish and despair?
  4. Are you scared about what tomorrow holds?
  5. Are you going through troubled times?
  6. Are you worried of tough circumstances?
  7. Is adversity knocking at your door?
  8. Is life difficult?
  9. Is calamity calling your name?
  10. Is your situation unbearable?
  11. Is grief filling your soul?
  12. Is chaos surrounding you?


If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I’m writing to let you know that:



  1. Jesus can give you the comfort you desperately seek.
  2. Jesus is in control of the future.
  3. Jesus is steadfast and sure anchor of Hope.
  4. Jesus holds tomorrow in his hands.
  5. Jesus went through troubled times and he conquered so he can help you conquer.
  6. Jesus has the ability to take our worries away if we allow him to.
  7. Send Jesus to the door when adversity knocks.
  8. Give Jesus your life filled with difficulties and watch him give you a new life.
  9. Call the name of Jesus when calamity calls your name.
  10. Take your unbearable situation to Jesus and he will make it better.
  11. Ask Jesus to turn the broken pieces of your grief filled soul into wholeness.
  12. Request Jesus to cover you with his precious blood and a wall of fire filled with his presence so that the chaos around doesn’t touch you.


I have listed a number of verses from the Bible that you can read and mediate on. As you fill your mind, soul, heart and spirit with God’s word, you will feel the comfort only Jesus can provide. The word of God is very powerful and it’s able to break down any uncertainties, troubles, difficulties and adversities.



“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

Isaiah 61:1-3



Remember the word to Your servant,
Upon which You have caused me to hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction,
For Your word has given me life.

Psalms 119:49-50



“Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance,
And the young men and the old, together;
For I will turn their mourning to joy,
Will comfort them,
And make them rejoice rather than sorrow.
14 I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance,
And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord.”

Jeremiah 31:13-14



You, who have shown me great and severe troubles,
Shall revive me again,
And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 You shall increase my greatness,
And comfort me on every side.
22 Also with the lute I will praise You—
And Your faithfulness, O my God!
To You I will sing with the harp,
O Holy One of Israel.

Psalms 71:20-22



For the Lord will comfort Zion,
He will comfort all her waste places;
He will make her wilderness like Eden,
And her desert like the garden of the Lord;
Joy and gladness will be found in it,
Thanksgiving and the voice of melody.

Isaiah 51:3



I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right,
And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
76 Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort,
According to Your word to Your servant.
77 Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live;
For Your law is my delight.

Psalms 119:75-77



‘Therefore thus says the Lord:
“I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy;
My house shall be built in it,” says the Lord of hosts,
“And a surveyor’s line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem.” ’
17 “Again proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts:
“My cities shall again spread out through prosperity;
The Lord will again comfort Zion,
And will again choose Jerusalem.”

Zechariah 1:16-17



As one whom his mother comforts,
So I will comfort you;
And you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”

Isaiah 66:13



“Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
Will bring her into the wilderness,
And speak comfort to her.
15 I will give her her vineyards from there,
And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope;
She shall sing there,
As in the days of her youth,
As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
16 “And it shall be, in that day,”
Says the Lord,
“That you will call Me ‘My Husband,’
And no longer call Me ‘My Master,’

Hosea 2:14-16



Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.

Psalms 23:4-6



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