[CF Devotionals] 2019-07-24 - Comfort

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While right in the midst of considering the topic for today’s devotional, I saw a cloud formation blowing in with a vengeance. Blistering temperatures for several days slammed into some cold air, resulting in booming thunder and flares of lightning shooting all around, and now we have been without power for about an hour. Occasional streaks of light and distant rumbling signify that the worst of the storm has now passed. While the rainfall we did get is not likely to put a dent in the mild drought, the short time of heavy rain avoided much, if any, flooding. As we wait for the power to return, my husband is sleeping, our pup, Melody, lays next to me on a bed in a spare bedroom, and I am writing as I sit in the chair next to her. There is a window behind me, four feet by five feet, in the center of the wall, lighting up the room. Mel takes comfort in being near me until there is no longer a sign of trouble. I find solace in being a source of her comfort.

Can you imagine how God feels about us turning to Him while we are in life’s storms? How much joy it must give Him, when we trust in His plan. I do not know about you, but I take comfort in the creator of the universe lifting me up and carrying me and protecting me from any sign of trouble. It does not mean there will be no trouble. It means He will be there for us and will receive us into His kingdom, in the right timing. Our souls belong to Him, and there is nothing beyond his consideration and comprehension, as he takes care of us. He just awaits the arrival of our asking for His comfort.

“May your unfailing love be my comfort,
 according to your promise to your servant.” (Psalm 119:76 NIV)

“Shout for joy, you heavens;
 rejoice, you earth;
 burst into song, you mountains!
 “For the Lord comforts his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.” (Isaiah 49:13 NIV)

“who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:4 NIV)”

“I long to dwell in your tent forever
 and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.” (Psalm 61:4 NIV)

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18 NIV)

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All scripture references from King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted

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