There are so many distressing things occupying the headlines these days, it can be hard to wrap your head around them.
The people who lived in Bible times were no strangers to atrocity. But many were also well acquainted with the character of God—a loving, protecting Father quick to console His people. He comforted them then and comforts us now.
Billy Graham said, “It is a comfort to hear the words of God in times of stress.” Take a few moments to soak in these passages of Scripture and let them comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.
Here are 5 things the Bible says about COMFORT:
“Now let your unfailing love comfort me,
just as you promised me, your servant.”
Psalm 119:76 (NLT)
“God blesses those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.”
Matthew 5:4 (NLT)
“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9 (NLT)
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NLT)
“Even when I walk
through the darkest valley
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.”