Thursday

Accepting Comfort

Revelation 21:4, 1 Corinthians 13:12, Proverbs 3:5, God will answer our questions, God will wipe away our tears
Whenever we consider injustice, suffering, and evil, we need to remember this Biblical principle: How we respond to evil and suffering matters, even when we can't make sense of it (Proverbs 3:5). 

God doesn’t promise to make every husband faithful, every businessman honest, and every court decision fair. 

But:
♥ He promises He'll never leave us (Heb. 13:5,6).
♥ He promises to comfort us 
(2 Corinthians 1:3-7).
♥ He promises to make bad things work for our good if we trust Him (Romans 8:28).  

One day God will answer our questions (1 Corinthians 13:12) and wipe away our tears (Revelation 21:4). But during this lifetime, we can use life's difficulties to build our trust in the Lord, receive His comfort, and pass His comfort on to others. 

"Just as we have a share in Christ's many sufferings, so also through Christ we share in God's great help." 2 Corinthians 1:3-7(GNT)

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5 comments:

  1. Love these promises. I so needed this today. Have felt very overwhelmed with life. :)

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    1. So glad they encouraged you, Michelle.
      Have a blessed and peaceful day in Jesus.
      Gail : )

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  2. Hi! I've been reading your posts daily, and have a question. Every one of your "pain and suffering" days has centered around one person being unfair to another, e.g. husbands, count decision, or criminals. What I want to know is: What about when nature is unfair? What about all of the people that die of diseases like cancer? I can understand that the actions of men are not always governed by God because of our free will, but the laws of nature surely are God's. Do you have anything to say about that?

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    1. Hi Marie,
      You ask a good question. Even though there are indirect answers in this week's devotions (especially in tomorrow's devotion "Need to Know Only") I didn't specifically address natural disasters or disease. Because of your comment, I will write Monday's devotion specifically on that subject. And, I also have some 1-minute devotions in the archives that address aspects of your question. If you click "Subject Archive" on the header, it will take you to a list of subjects. Click the icon for "Hard Questions About God" and it will take you to a collection of posts. The following titles will speak to some aspects of your question: Are Random Deaths God's Punishment? ~ No Satisfactory Answer to Suffering ~ Why is There Senseless Suffering? ~ Things Mysterious ~ Tsunamis

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    2. Thank you for your reply, and I will certainly be checking those out!

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