“He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us” – 2 Corinthians 1:10 (NIV)
One particular night I woke up restless with a shiver. Uncertain of it, I started exploring the internet and soon got to know more of its nature and what course of self-medication I could in the meantime take. The following day I contacted my doctor who was able to properly diagnose and advise me.
When a believer runs into a fix or a puzzle, where does he run to? Just as it in that case, there is a guide, and that is the Word of God. Psalm 119:114 says, “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.”
The Word of God provides us with comfort when low. Psalm 27:13-14 says, “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” It cheers us when down. Psalm 118:24 says, “This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” It gives us strength when down. Isaiah 41:10 says, “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” It gives us hope and peace in the midst of tribulations. Romans 15:13 says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” In moments of sorrow it comforts us. 2 Corinthians 1:3 says, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
And like I had to go to the doctor, the word of God, leads us to the ultimate answer to whatever challenge we may face in this life. Isaiah 46:10 says, “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ For God is our ultimate comforter. Psalm 91:2 says, “I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
As believers, we are privileged in that we have a place to run to, whenever in a fix. May we never hesitate to take of its advantage.
Prayer for today: Lord Father God, creator of heaven and earth, what a blessing to know that you have given us the word to give us comfort and hope where faced with any challenges and most of all you are there as the ultimate savior, and we do thank you!