God The Great Comforter – Read more below about why God is the great Comforter for all areas of your life!
All praise goes to God, Father of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. He is the Father of compassion, the God of all comfort. He consoles us as we endure the pain and hardship of life so that we may draw from His comfort and share it with others in their own struggles. For even as His suffering continues to flood over us, through the Anointed we experience the wealth of His comfort just the same. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 The VOICE
Are you going through a trial or situations that may seem challenging for you? You and I both. But this post is to encourage you, whatever you’re going through, whether you need comfort because of a difficult situation. Or maybe you have sinned, and you believe that God cannot forgive you for what you have done, no matter the big or little sin may be.
Whatever you may be going through, the most satisfying solution you could ever do is reach out to GOD, the Father of compassion and the GOD of all comfort.
God The Great Comforter
One important TRUTH you need to know is that GOD knows you and knows what is going on. Nothing is ever too far from Him (1st Chronicles 16:9). His eyes are everywhere, and nothing is hidden from HIM. Not even your heart.
God The Great Comforter: He Knows What You’re Going Through
He sees your delicate heart, your needs, your hurt, your pain, and your troubles. And that is tremendously satisfying and comforting to know because we can come to Him with boldness with our whole being letting ourselves be vulnerable and transparent to HIM.
This is an experience that I go through sometimes. But for me, and maybe you think about this as well, you wish He was close to you. I would like God to be physically close to me. Most of all, I want to be near HIM.
What is best is that the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, comforts us in these times.
I know that He, the Holy Spirit is near, and that takes Faith and humility to live like this. You have this Faith, and I pray that the GOD of hope fills you with all comfort, joy, and peace as you trust in HIM (Romans 15:13).
He knows what you are going through. Therefore, He has not left any of us alone. Remember, His words say that we would go through tribulation but be good of cheer (John 16:33). We have overcome the world. James also mentions that we should count all joy for our trials because it develops our strength and patience (James 1:2).
So close to Him, and He will comfort you. Cast your cares to Him, and He will sustain you (Psalm 55:22).
God The Great Comforter: He is Faithful, Just, and Merciful
I wrote a blog post long ago about letting go of pride. Pride was something that I had to repent and let go of because it took control of me. It was sinful and drew me far away from GOD. It only brought me pain and plain old stupidity, in my opinion.
When God positioned me to repent about this, I did. It was somewhat a process, but I sincerely and fully did. It was painful, mostly because I was afraid to come before GOD because I thought He would not forgive me or thought to myself that it sucked receiving forgiveness for this (I don’t know why my mind thought like this).
But the bible says that when we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of all our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
I was not doing God’s will by being proud. It brought self-ish desires and other sins that hindered me from truly seeking GOD. But by His grace, I am grateful and thankful. And all I want to do is be close to Him. What I mean is to see Him face to face. I tell Him this almost every day.
I am nowhere perfect, but I thank God that it is not by my good that I can stand before God, but through the perfect, sinless Son of Man, who is the Son of God, Jesus Christ, to become the author and perfecter of my Faith. The one who restores my heart, who turns my heart of stone to flesh (Ezekiel 36:26).
“In that day, you will say: “I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away, and you have comforted me. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. With joy, you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:1-3
Your sins are no longer remembered
When you confess and repent your sins sincerely, He will forgive you. Don’t let the sin consume you. You are not far away from receiving His forgiveness. Don’t you know how big GOD’s love is? Sin, no matter what it is, whether it is murder physically or in the heart, God will forgive them all. He just wants you to draw close to Him.
That’s where peace lies. With GOD, the God of all Comfort and Compassion. He is close to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18). And He is willing to forgive all things. Don’t let sin stop you from coming close to the one that forgives and does not remember them anymore.
Don’t let the enemy think that you are not enough to receive forgiveness. I was there! Multiple times! But not anymore. I don’t have to second-guess whether God can forgive me or not. I know He will! God is more than enough for you! That’s what counts! When He is enough, He is enough!
If your sin(s) is truly consuming you, I recommend you to read and meditate on Psalm 51 and Psalm 139. May the Holy Spirit guide you as you read the Chapters.
When it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties, my fellow believers see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! For you know that when your Faith is tested, it stirs up the power of endurance in you. And then, as your endurance grows even stronger, it will release perfection into every part of your being until nothing is missing and nothing lacking. – James 1:2-4
God The Great Comforter: He Will Meets All Your Needs
One thing that I hope to have realized is that God is compassionate in all areas of your life. Recently I was the biblical story of Leah and Rachel in Genesis 29, starting with verse 31 and so on.
In the story, Leah, it seems, wanted to be loved by Jacob (Israel) since he loved Rachel more. The LORD, seeing this (I am thinking from Heaven), had compassion on Leah and opened her womb to have children. I believe 5 or 6, actually, who actually became part of the tribes of Israel. This was all the hope that Jacob would love Leah, from her perspective. However, there was a particular verse that stood out to me,
“She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son, she said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” So she named him Judah. Then she stopped having children.” Genesis 29:35
Leah, though, acknowledging that GOD blessed her with children, still desired to seek Jacob’s love. But it was through God’s love, His compassion that brought forth the children from her womb. Then when she finally realized this, she finally decided to give praises to GOD.
When we desire something, especially when it is what we believe we think we need, God may give us something else that will give Him the glory but also makes us glad in our hearts and be blessed. He is God, and He deserves to be praised. After the third birth, Leah finally knew that God was meeting a need that could not be satisfied by the man, only by GOD.
This shows an example that GOD comforts us in all our troubles. He is the only one that knows our heart, and if we come to Him, He will fill us with what we need.
Though the Storms Rage, His Peace Reigns
Even in these current times, coming to Him is the most important thing we should be able to do. He knows our heartaches and situations but do you know that sometimes He lets the storm rage? Just so that you can learn to deeply run to His arm, His embrace?
Only God can give you the comfort and peace you need to stand firm in the tribulations you encounter (Phillipians 4:6-7). He is your refuge, and He will provide us songs of deliverance to comfort our hearts (Psalm 46 & Psalm 32:7).
Instead of looking at your situations, look to the GOD of compassion. That is who He is. He desires your heart, a willing heart in awe and wonder of HIM.
God has been compassionate, full of grace, merciful, and faithful to me to continue forth in my journey. And He is doing so for you as well if you rest your Faith in HIM with all your being. But the beauty about this also is that our strength is not enough to carry us through our trials.
Only through God’s grace, peace, abounding love, mercy, and righteousness that we triumph because the battle is already won. And yes, we are going through the trial of this nation but know that this is not the end. There’s hope, and God is the only hope we have.
Look with wonder at a depth of the Father’s marvelous love that he has lavished on us! He has called us and made us his very own beloved children. The reason the world doesn’t recognize who we are is that they didn’t recognize him. – 1 John 3:1
Hope this post blessed you.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
1 John 3:1
Until Next Time.