God of all Comfort

The past few weeks I have had to lean on God for comfort and peace.  I have had to believe that God would take care of me and provide for my every need while I was waiting on answers.  Answers that would change my life forever.  My prayer life and spending time in the Word have increased in the last two weeks.  I have memorized Scripture and repeated them daily when my emotions would get the best of me.  I never wanted my faith and hope to waver during this time.

Sometimes we feel like God has forgotten about us when we go through a difficult situation and/or season in our lives. We question His goodness and His love for us. We tend to ask God, “where are You?” and feel alone during these times. Our faith can waver easily when we are in a state of chaos. We do not understand why we have to go through such a bad time in our lives. Even in Psalm 119:82 says, “my eyes long for Your [God’s] promise; I ask, ‘when will You comfort me?'”

The truth is, our relationship with God strengthens when we go through hard times. We depend on Him more to give us peace, hope, comfort, mercy, etc. God can turn something bad into something good. He is not the author of chaos and confusion but He can use these experiences to help us grow in our faith.  Romans 8:26-28 in the message version says that, “Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

I encourage you to look towards God for comfort and know that He will never leave you in a time of need. He loves you unconditionally and knows everything! Talk to Him and seek His guidance for your life!

Below are Scriptures that have helped me get through this tough time:

Emotions                               God Is:                                         Scripture
Heavy Burdened                     My burden is Light                        Matthew 11:28-30
Struggle                                  Mercy/God of all Comfort              2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Hopelessness                         Hope                                             Psalm 119:49
Weakness                               Strength                                        Romans 7:26-28
Helplessness                          Our Refuge                                   Psalm 91:1-2
Fear                                        Comfort                                         Psalm 23:4
Unloved                                  Steadfast Love                              Psalm 119:76
Alone                                      Always There                                Hebrews 13:5-6
Mercilessness                        Mercy/Compassion                       Psalm 23:6; Isaiah 49:13
Unworthy                                Life                                                Psalm 119:50
Sadness                                 Joy                                                John 16:22
Brokenhearted                       Healer                                            Psalm 147:3
Mourning                               Comfort                                          Matthew 5:4
Shame/Guilt                          Grace                                             2 Corinthians 12:7-10


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