Do You Need Life & Comfort?

Do You Need Life & Comfort?

Did you notice that there is life and comfort in the Word of God? And it’s there FOR US! Let’s look at what the Bible says.

Revive me according to Your Word.  (Ps. 119:25, 154 NKJV – see also Ps. 119:107)  The word REVIVE means: renew, restore, refresh, rejuvenate, or regenerate.  That’s speaking of breathing life into someone or something that needs it!

This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your Word has given me life.  (Ps. 119:50 NKJV)  This verse says that our comfort in affliction is that God’s Word is able to renew and revitalize us! Let’s not miss out on this blessing provided for us!

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.  (Rom. 8:11 NKJV) This verse states clearly that the Spirit of God who indwells us gives LIFE to our mortal bodies.  This is an ongoing, continual process which includes divine healing.

In the way of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.  (Prov. 12:28 NKJV)  In the way of righteousness, and in the path of the upright (those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord) there is LIFE and everything that contributes to it!  The Lord actually upholds and sustains our lives.  (Ps 3:5; 54:4; 55:22; Isa 41:10) Glory to God!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort . . . (2 Cor. 1:3 NKJV) Our God is the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He extends mercy and loving comfort to all who turn to Him.

You, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.  (Ps. 86:17 NKJV)  The psalmist is testifying of God’s help and comfort.  What He has done for one, He is willing to do for ALL.

. . . who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.  (2 Cor. 1:4 NKJV)  And when we have received comfort from the Lord, then He will use us to comfort others!  Hallelujah!

If some area of your life (hopes, dreams, relationships) has “died,” and you need LIFE, ask the Lord for what you need right now.  If you need comfort today, turn to the Savior and allow Him to comfort you.  He’s there for you right now.

The Path to Pleasures Forevermore

The Path to Pleasures Forevermore

Psalm 16:11 says:  You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Fullness means completeness; extensiveness; or richness.  Pleasures means delights; gratifications; choices; blisses; or options.

I believe that we understand that path of life refers to salvation as provided to us in Jesus Christ.1  Jesus certainly is the pathway to salvation. The Word tells us that time spent in the presence of the Lord produces a deep, rich experience of joy.  What a blessing to see from this verse that there are many benefits that we receive from God’s presence.

The verse above says that there are pleasures forevermore at the Lord’s right hand.  That sounds really good to me!  You would like to experience pleasures forevermore, too, right?  I believe that when we’re aware of God’s presence with us continuously, and are able to praise Him at all times, we tap into the blessings promised to us here.

At the right hand of Jesus is honor!  Do you know that because we are His sheep that we are already in position AT His right hand?  According to Matthew 25:33-34:   And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world . . .

According to Matthew, the sheep spoken of in the verse above receive the kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world.  Each one of us is represented in that group of sheep referred to in this passage, so there is a kingdom prepared and awaiting us.

If that were not enough, we also receive pleasures forevermore in the here and now.  While we are on earth, we receive the blessings of our relationship with Jesus through the great and precious promises given to us in the Word.  Jesus has given us His answer to every Bible promise; the answer is:  “Yes.”2

Do you need protection?  He says, “Yes” in Psalm 91:9-12 as well as other Scriptures. Do you need health?  We know that Jesus took care of that because Isaiah 53:5 states: . . . by His stripes we are healed. Do you need an escape from death?  See God’s answer in Psalm 68:20: Our God is the God of salvation; and to God the Lord belong escapes from death.

Do you need:

  • Financial blessings? The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. (Pro 10:22)
  • Help in trouble? (See Ps 46:1)
  • Sleep? (Read Ps 3:5; 4:8)

Do you need something that the Bible doesn’t address specifically?  Then check out these Bible passages:  Ps 68:19; Mt 19:26; 21:22; Mk 9:23.  God is so good and loving that He wants to give us our hearts’ desires!3

Understand that whatever belongs to God belongs to Jesus; and whatever belongs to Jesus, He shares with each and every one of us.  These blessings belong to us.  Use the gift of faith that God has given to every believer and receive the blessings of spending time in His presence.  Praise the Lord!

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  1. John 5:21b; 11:25
  2. 2 Co 1:20
  3. Ps 37:4; 84:11; Mt 7:7