Remember The God Of All Comfort

March 29, 2014

Friends,
There may come a time in one’s life when answers really are not enough. We know the answers but we still bleed with deep anguish. Nothing anyone says seems to curb our pain. Nothing anyone does or suggests seems to alter the continued breaking of our heart. All the reasons given, all the encouragement extended, leaves us with the feeling that our reality is unfigure-out-able. Nothing makes sense, and if anything does, it refuses to bring us comfort.

Where do we turn? What do we do? We remember. We remember that there is a God, and that this God, the Creator of the universe and the One who is able to intervene, does perform miracles. (Ps. 77:14) We remember that because He is immeasurably compassionate as well as powerful, He is both willing and able to come to the aid of those who run into His arms of refuge. If we do this –if we remember Who we have available to us and if we act accordingly, we will find all we need to ride out the storm, all we need to be at peace and at rest “until the disaster has passed.” (Ps. 57:1)

“Come to Me,” the Lord says. “For I am the Eternal God, the only true Refuge, the only lasting Rest.” (See Dt. 33:27 and Mt. 11:28-30) Indeed, there is no one like this God. (Dt. 33:26) In majesty He rides on the heavens to help us (v. 26), to bear us up with His everlasting arms of love (v. 27 & 32:10,11), to carry us on eagle’s wings till He has brought us to Himself. (Ex. 19:4)

Beautiful God! “The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort”! (2 Cor. 1:3)

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

P.S. Below are the lyrics of Scott Wesley Brown’s song, “When Answers Aren’t Enough”. Let the words, especially from the chorus, bring us consolation and hope, and a reminder that from pain, great and lasting fruit is produced –that which can bring Life to a broken world. And let us be assured that that Life brought, we shall one day see, will be exceedingly worth the sorrows through which they came.

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You have faced the mountains of desperation
You have climbed, you have fought, you have won
But this valley that lies coldly before you
Casts a shadow you cannot overcome

And just when you thought you had it all together
You knew every verse to get you through
But this time the sorrow broke more than just your heart
And reciting all those verses just won’t do

Chorus:
When answers aren’t enough, there is Jesus
He is more than just an answer to your prayer
And your heart will find a safe and peaceful refuge
When answers aren’t enough, He is there

Instead of asking why did it happen
Think of where it can lead you from here
And as your pain is slowly easing, you can find a greater reason
To live your life triumphant through the tears

repeat chorus

 

 

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