God’s love brings healing to those who are hurt…
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4).
I’ve got a question for you. Have you ever asked this: “Where is God when I hurt?” I’ve wondered about this in some of my dark days. I bet you have too. As the pop lyricist wrote in the 90’s, “everybody hurts, sometime.”
We all know that life is filled with all types of trials and tribulations. These trials seem to come at us like waves to the beach. And each of them brings a certain measure of pain and suffering into our lives. It’s this pain and suffering that compels so many to call the Basic Gospel radio broadcast. They want to know answers to these troubling questions:
- Does God really care about me?
- If He loves me, why is He letting me suffer?
- Will He ever heal the pain?
Yes, God cares about us. He demonstrated that care at the cross and through the gift of the Holy Spirit. He lives in you…always. He will never leave you, nor forsake you…even when you hurt. Here is the truth—God is right there with you in the midst to your pain. And he knows what you are going through and what you feel.
He never promised to take away the trials and tribulations. But he did promise to comfort you. That is who he is. As Paul discovered, “God is the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.” He is there for you when you hurt and comforts you in all of your troubles.
The God of all comfort lives in you. He knows your pain and suffering. Cast your cares on him and trust Him to comfort your soul. God sees your pain, knows your trials, and is working on your behalf.
As thanks for your gift this month, I want to send you our latest DVD teaching series, Your Living Hope. This series will help you stand firmly in the grace of God, even under the intense pressure you face to conform to the patterns of this world. This is a series that will help you grow strong in the Lord.
May these words from Peter encourage and embolden you in your walk with Christ.
"Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed" (1 Peter 4:12, 13).
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