Daily Inspiration - Monday, April 13, 2020
[He] comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:4
Too much comfort can be a problem, obviously. Too much convenience, too little discipline can cause us to grow complacent, ineffective and unready for challenges that come our way. But there's a different, more necessary type of comfort - the kind of loving care that makes life not only bearable, but also joyful.
And the Bible tells us that God offers us that kind of comfort in abundance. Paul calls God the "Father of compassion and the God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3), and David says of the Good Shepherd, "Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me" (Psalm 23:4).
It's not that God is cushiony and coddling. It's that He has entered our world and taken on our pain. Even if He doesn't take away our hard times, He promises to stay beside us, loving us every step of the way.
And that is a very comforting thought.
I realize we are in a very difficult and trying time in our nation, communities and even our homes. But, maybe we should really take time today and reflect on the good God is doing in the midst of so much bad. He is working!
Father, thank You for the comfort of knowing You. Help me experience Your loving care today. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.