Posts tagged with ‘Comfort’

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3/25/21 GOD DOES MORE THAN HEAR WORDS; HE READS HEARTS

by Barry Lovett

“David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son.” I Samuel 1:17 We find poetry used throughout the Bible to express deep emotion, ranging from joyful praise to anguished loss. When King Saul and His son Jonathan were killed in battle, David was overwhelmed with grief.  He poured out his soul in a poem […]

3/2/21 THIS LIFE IS NOT ALL THERE IS

by Barry Lovett

“Even in laughter the heart may sorrow, and the end of mirth may be grief.”  Proverbs 14:13. Our experiences here are a mixed bag of good and bad, joy and pain.  Thankfully, this life is not all there is.  And in the life that is to come, those who know Christ have a promise: “God will wipe away […]

3/1/21 GOD COMFORTS US THROUGH THE PRESENCE OF OTHER BELIEVERS

by Barry Lovett

“They sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great.” Job 2:13. As we learn from the book of Job, people in grief do not always need words.  Sometimes they need someone to sit silently with them, […]

2/9/21 GOD TELLS US TO BURDEN HIM WITH WHATEVER BURDENS US

by Barry Lovett

“Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with…cares of this life.” Luke 21:34 We sometimes try to carry life’s burdens by worrying instead of turning them over to God.  No wonder we become weary, our hearts faint within us, and we lose courage. Some burdens must be borne, but even those become lighter […]

1/21/21 THE GOD WHO WASHED AWAY OUR SINS WILL ALSO WIPE AWAY OUR TEARS

by Barry Lovett

“God will wipe away every tear from their eyes…There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”  Revelation 21:4. Our tears often blur our sight and prevent us from seeing clearly.  In those moments, it can be an encouragement to have a friend who cares enough to love us in our pain and […]