Who is online?
In total there are 15 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 15 Guests :: 1 Bot

None

[ View the whole list ]


Most users ever online was 115 on Wed 03 Jul 2019, 3:20 pm
Latest topics
» PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyToday at 6:20 pm by Admin

»  KEEP OUT ISIS Bride Shamima Begum's Husband has been banned from Britain and is seen as a National Security Risk.
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyToday at 6:15 pm by Admin

» servant @ TWO LISTENERS
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyToday at 5:57 pm by Admin

» Islamic law is adopted by British legal chiefs
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyToday at 2:51 pm by Admin

» PROPHESY NEWS WATCH
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyToday at 2:01 pm by Admin

» BIBLE STUDY on VERSE
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyToday at 12:49 pm by Admin

» WORTHY NEWS
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyToday at 12:46 pm by Admin

» Daily Disciples
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyToday at 12:45 pm by Admin

» BIRTH PANGS – Series of Powerful Earthquakes Volcano's Strike Around the Globe
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyToday at 10:06 am by Admin

» ENDTIME HEADLINES
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyToday at 9:52 am by Admin

» CHRISTIAN NEWS NETWORK
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyYesterday at 10:31 pm by Admin

» BREITBART NEWS
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyYesterday at 9:57 pm by Admin

» Delrifkah: HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY.
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyYesterday at 4:39 pm by Admin

» R.D SOUZA Saved by faith
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyYesterday at 4:36 pm by Admin

» NUGGET Today's Devotional
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyYesterday at 4:07 pm by Admin

»  Chip Brogden CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyYesterday at 4:03 pm by Admin

» +Dev+ Michael D. Inman Pastor
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyYesterday at 4:00 pm by Admin

» ISRAEL VIDEO'S VARIOUS COVERAGES
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyYesterday at 3:16 pm by Admin

» WORLD ISRAEL NEWS
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyYesterday at 2:05 pm by Admin

» Mrs. P's Haven of Refuge Inspirational
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT EmptyYesterday at 2:03 pm by Admin

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search

NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT

Go down

NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT Empty NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT

Post  Admin on Tue 02 Dec 2008, 6:52 pm

NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE ENCOURAGEMENT

The world offers transient joys which terminate at death and which
cease
when troubles come, sickness attacks, and friends and wealth depart.
God
offers something more substantial for His people.
Through sickness, poverty, bereavement, loss, and age - His blessings
still endure. They remain throughout all the various changes of life.
That is why they are called His '"everlasting consolations"(2
Thessalonians 2:16).


God's character is oftentimes revealed to us through His names.


2 Corinthians 1:3 refers to Him as "the Father of mercies" and "the God
of all comfort." The word "Father" means originator or transmitter of
anything. Hence, as "the Father of mercies," He is the author or source
of all "mercies" or compassion and pity. As "the God of all comfort,"
He
is the Fountain from whence each and every source of solace,
encouragement, and consolation flows.


Someone once said - "Comfort is not an armchair. Comfort is God
leading,
feeding, reassuring, inspiring, heartening us." After all, He is "the
God
of all comfort." Any word of inspiration, motivation, and exhortation
after a godly sort and alleviation of grief and anxiety which offers
sweet relief - finds its way back to Him.


The Lord comforts His people. He comforts those who are cast down, in
tribulation, or afflicted.
2 Corinthians 7:6 verifies this truth - "Nevertheless God, that
comforteth those that are cast down..."


That word "comforteth" means to speak to, console, encourage, call to
one's side. In other words, He draws near to offer "everlasting
consolation" to all those who are depressed, anxious, and feeling
humiliated at the time.


He -
...reveals Himself as the Great "I AM" to all those who are cast down -
"I, even I, am He that comforteth you..."(Isaiah 51:12)
..."revives the spirit of the humble" and "the heart of the contrite
ones"(Isaiah 57:15)
..."binds up the brokenhearted"(Isaiah 61:1)
..."comforts all that mourn"(Isaiah 61:2)
..."turns their mourning into joy" and "makes them rejoice from their
sorrow"(Jeremiah 31:13)
..."causes" them "to always triumph in Christ"(2 Corinthians 2:14)

By His words, He -
...upholds all those who are falling and strengthens the feeble
knees(Job
4:4)
...delivers from all fears(Psalm 34:4)
...raises up those that are bowed down(Psalm 146:8)
...satiates the weary and replenishes every sorrowful soul(Jeremiah
31:25)
...comforts His people on every side(Psalm 71:21) so that they may
boldly
declare - "I am filled with comfort"(2 Corinthians 7:4) and "Surely, I
have found blessed consolation in Christ and comfort of
love"(Philippians
2:1).


Besides those who are cast down, the Lord Jesus comforts all those in
tribulation(2 Corinthians 1:4).
When there are pressures coming at us from all sides, anguish, trouble,
heavy burdens to bear, persecution, oppression, affliction, distress,
and
straits, God is a "very present help"(Psalm 46:1) - bearing us up
above,
through, and in all our trials and difficulties.


It is while experiencing those various and sundry troubles that we find
Him to be "full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and
plenteous
in mercy and truth"(Psalm 86:15). His merciful kindness becomes our
comfort(Psalm 119:76). He is our "arm every morning" and our
"salvation... in the time of trouble"(Isaiah 33:2).


While in this world, the Scriptures tell us we shall have tribulation.
Nevertheless, God comforts us through all of it by His Word - "...In
the
world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome
the world."(John 16:33)

He comforts His people. He is moved to pity and great compassion for
them.
Isaiah 49:13 tells us that He has "mercy upon His afflicted." In other
words, He loves deeply, has tender affection, shows mercy, and has
great
compassion for all those who are poor and needy, humble, weak, and
depressed in mind or circumstances.


He considers our trouble and knows our souls in adversities(Psalm
31:7).
As a mother would comfort her child, so He consoles the afflicted
ones(Isaiah 66:13).




Isaiah 51:3 offers a beautiful promise from the Lord to all those in
need
of solace - "For the LORD shall comfort Zion: He will comfort all her
waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert
like the garden of the LORD..." This is a sure promise for all of His
children.


"For the LORD shall comfort Zion." He will have compassion on them...be
moved to pity when He sees all their "waste places." These are the
places
of ruin, waste, desolation, drought, and decay. He will transform,
fashion, and constitute all their "deserts" into plush lands of great
growth and pleasure like Eden and and all their sterile valleys into
enclosed and fenced gardens full of life and growth.


In closing, a Scottish preacher, Ian MacLaren, was asked what he would
do
differently if he had his preaching ministry to live over again. He
replied - "I would comfort people more."


In 2 Thessalonians 2:17, Paul prayed for the Thessalonian believers
that
the Lord Jesus Who "hath given us everlasting consolation"(2
Thessalonians 2:16) would comfort their hearts and establish them in
every good word and work. The Thessalonians were undergoing great
trials
and tribulation. Paul prayed for God's comfort. He understood that it
is
His comfort in the midst of trials which strengthens the believer and
makes him stable, firm, steadfast, and fixed.


There is a saying that says - "Nothing succeeds like encouragement." No
one understands this principle more than "the God of all comfort." That
is why He says in Isaiah 40:1 - "Comfort ye, comfort ye, My people,
saith
your God" for the set time to favor her is come(Psalm 102:13).


Seek the Lord this day for comfort in all your tribulation.
Draw nigh to Him, and He will reveal Himself to you as the "God of all
comfort."


May God Bless His Word.
Connie

www.walkingintruth.org

Connie Giordano
P. O. Box 383016
Duncanville, TX. 75138-3016

Copyright 2005 by Connie Giordano

used with permission.
Admin
Admin
Admin

Posts : 58841
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 74
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum