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Receiving and Giving Comfort

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We’ve all been in distressing situations. In times like these, we’re blessed when someone comes near and comforts us. A gentle hand on our shoulder or word of encouragement in our ears can help us navigate the toughest moments in life.

One of the descriptions of God in the Bible is “the God of comfort.” David, Israel’s second king, wrote about this in Psalm 86:17 (NIV) “Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, Lord have helped me and comforted me.”

Through the ups and downs of life, David discovered that God was a Comforter! Many times, God put His loving arms around David and spoke encouraging words to him. God kept David going when no one or nothing else could. What He did for David, He’ll do for you! But comfort shouldn’t stop with you. After receiving God’s support, you’re called to become one of His comforters! What you have received, God calls you to give.

Maybe you need some comfort today. Go to God. He’ll comfort you. And as He comforts you, share what He’s given you with someone who needs it!

Pastor Dale