Seeking Comfort in God’s Word
We all have experienced our fair share of setbacks in life, which can end up being something that puts us at our lowest. Our lowest is when we are in an unfamiliar place, where we crave comfort and peace. It is when we don’t have access to hindsight, sitting in the mire, feeling like we are never going to be back up our feet again. Being at our lowest can make us feel like we are stuck in a bleak landscape, where no color is ever found. It is not a pleasant feeling at all. However, it does not mean that it has to stay that way. At least, God says so.
Yes, adversities that life throw can drain us with life’s beautiful colors. But with God, we can fill our lives with colors again. In fact, more colors will appear. We will see things from a different angle, giving us the comfort and peace we long for. One way to have a connection like this with God is through reading the Bible. His words never fail to fill us with so much hope, helping us gain an eternal perspective. If we make it a virtue to study God’s Word every day, we will be reading the entire counsel of Scripture all the time. Those of us who have come to know Christ see that this great deed—this all-encompassing gesture—gives value and meaning to the world, history, all of life, and each individual.
As we read the Bible, we are reminded that our present predicament is not unique. Everyone experiences unrest just like us. And every single time that this happens, God is always there. We can discover hope for our current plight if we zoom out and examine how God has been faithful in the past.
Here are some Bible verses that can give you hope and comfort, despite sorrow:
…In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
John 16:33 reflects the broad message of a discourse: adversity and tribulation will come, but believers must remain steadfast. We can conquer anything if we grasp that these setbacks are all part of God’s wisdom and will. Rather than reacting in terror or uncertainty every time it happens, believers should feel at ease. In other words, John 16:33 implies: All of those difficulties will be overshadowed by Christ’s victory.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him…
A Christian’s marks are joy, peace, and hope. Romans 15:13 signifies that God gives us joy, peace, and hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Those who continued to believe in him are given access to all three marks.
Author Judith Martin Alford’s book, The Hand of God is a compilation of inspiring short stories that will astonish readers of God’s works on our lives. It will help readers achieve a meaningful relationship with the almighty. Judith’s book about God’s intervention in human lives emphasizes God’s kindness and charity for His people, including those who have little trust in Him.
…I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 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. In this chapter, Isaiah instructs the people of the coastlands to listen to him in quiet as they heal from the trauma of battle. Our faith in Christ implies that we may be confident in God’s promises. Thus, we have nothing to fear or be discouraged since we, too, have been chosen, called, and will not be rejected because we have a God in heaven who is with us.
With the challenges that life throws at us, we must learn to find solace in God and comprehend how he soothes us in the midst of turmoil. Whether we are experiencing pain, sorrow, or sadness, the God of All Comfort is there to support us. Bible promises show how God consoles us, even in our darkest times, and reading those words gives us a soothing feeling. That is why, whenever you feel like you have lost hope, never be afraid to reach out for the Bible and reflect in His words.