Words of Comfort
Promises of God are sure and certain
May 31, 2020 at 6:58 AM
Editor’s Note: With so many churches in our area having to suspend worship services during the coronavirus pandemic, we are asking local pastors to partner with us in bringing a daily message of hope and comfort to readers during this difficult time.
Comfort = consolation in time of worry or trouble.
No one would deny that today we are in a state of trouble which causes worry and anxiety.
The greatest source of comfort is the Word of God, which is forever settled in Heaven and cannot fail. God told Joshua as he prepared to claim the Promised Land, “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will never leave thee or forsake thee.” (Joshua 1:5) Same promise, New Testament (Hebrews 13:5).
God always keeps His promises. Jesus said, “My peace I give to you; let not your heart be troubled.” (John 14:27) When Paul and Silas were in prison, they were not singing the blues, but praises to God they got results (Acts 16:25) When in a Roman prison awaiting his execution, Paul found comfort in his relationship with Christ — knowing he would soon be in His presence, that he had been faithful in his stewardship.
In the final analysis, true comfort is found in our relationship with Christ and in His fellowship, which is experienced when we have confessed our sin and yielded our will to His.
The promises of God are sure and certain, and we can rest on them. He’s able to keep us through this uncertain period till the storm passes over. Keep looking up.
Kingsport’s Jack Morelock is a retired pastor.