Wednesday, September 24, 2014

When You Need Comfort {Encouragement}

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 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV}


The God of all comfort.. Just those words are so comforting to my soul. I believe that we all desire to be comforted. Sometimes we seek chocolate ice cream or the arms of another but truly nothing comforts us like our amazing Heavenly Father. His love is never ending. His mercy is sure. His comforting presence is perfection.

What are you seeking to be comforted by? Lay those things down and run into the open arms of the Great Comforter Himself... Jesus. You will be amazed by the true healing that it gives your heart! 

This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. 
{Psalm 119:50 ESV}

Speaking of comfort, I believe that comfort goes hand in hand with encouragement.
The Lord has taught me so much about encouragement. The body of Christ was made for glorifying God. I believe that a major way of doing that is encouraging our brothers & sisters and even people who aren't part of the Body of Christ. God has shown me that encouragement can come in so many forms..

+ Sending an uplifting text message
+ Praying with and for someone
+ Baking something and taking it to them
+ Speaking life and hope to them
+ Reminding them of Jesus' love
+ Paying off a bill for them
+ Tell them how much they mean to you
+ Giving a simple smile.

All of these things give people hope to keep going, to keep running the race. I believe that God has given me the gift of encouragement. To some people, it comes easy. To some people, not so much. But we are all called to comfort, uplift, and encourage each other in the hope that is Christ Jesus, our Lord!
Linking up with Jenni & Martha Kate for Wednesday's Words!

 

6 comments:

  1. Amen. His words comfort the soul and we need to turn to Him in all things.

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  2. I love this verst too. Psalm 62:1 My soul waits in silenc efor God only; From Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.

    What a great reminder that the Lord is our Rock. That is who we need to cling to because He is our joy and should be our praise.

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  3. I really needed this here lately. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  4. I love this list of ways to be comforting and encouraging to others. Thank you so much for linking up with us!

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