Sunday, 6 March 2016

Be Comforted

Be Comforted

Scripture: Isaiah 40 v 1:
"Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, saith your God."

We come through this life battle scarred and travel weary having to be alert on every level to guard against problems. We need to have a soft place to land, where we can rest.

Our God, our Father, wants to comfort us and be our soft place. He welcomes us with open arms and lovingkindness. He is gentle with His children wanting only the very best for us. He provides for us to give us space to grow in His grace.

Grace is the unearned favour of God. It is a priceless gift bestowed on those who come to Him with their troubles. He anointed Jesus to bear our sorrows and pain and to set free those who are bruised.

As we follow Jesus His pure and holy nature becomes part of our lifestyle. His mercy and truth comfort us and bring hope to our heavy hearts. We shed our fears and doubts as His love strengthens us and makes us whole from our brokenness.

Bring your hurts to the Father for healing and comfort. He will impart wisdom to enable you to overcome your burdens. Jesus says take My yoke upon yourselves as it is light and easy and roll your burdens onto Me.

So let us rejoice in His grace and favour which ease our sorrows. Let us praise and exalt our Saviour who has purchased our salvation. Let us love one another as He has loved us. For we are His people and He will protect us forever.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we love You for making our lives rewarding through laying our burdens upon Jesus. We enjoy Your comfort and kindness Lord God and Your precious gift of grace. Keep us in the shelter of Your arms. In Jesus' name. Amen.