Matthew 5:4 Comfort Will Come

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

No matter where a person goes in this world, there is almost someone who is mourning there. They may be openly mourning, to where it can be publicly seen or it may behind closed doors, but many people are mourning.

There can be a thousand reasons as to why the person is mourning. Most often they have recently gone through some tragedy in the life. Or it is out of remembrance of some loss in their past. Usually it is out of personal loss or pain, not that of others.

As Jesus was speaking to the crowds, He tells them how some will be blessed. One group that will blessed and gain comfort are those who mourn.

Mourning is a deep sorrow and weeping over some great loss or pain that is occurring. It is very common for people to mourn their own personal losses, however, this type of mourning can sometimes be a selfish mourning.

While believers may mourn over some personal loss, their heart is for others and the kingdom of God. The believer who has his eyes set upon God and His word, will see the corruption and sin that is rampant in his city, state, region, nation and this world. He will also see the sin that is in his own life.

Along with seeing all the sin, he will also see the pain and suffering that people are going through because of sin. There would be no pain or sickness if there were no sin.

Upon seeing all this sin, he will mourn, crying out to God for forgiveness of all. As he weeps before God, God in His great love, understanding the pain and suffering, and will reach out to him and comfort him.

The believer is weeping, not just for himself, but for others and this world on God’s behalf.

As with most people, you have probably experienced pain or loss. You have also seen it in others that you love and care about.

Keep in mind that all of the pain and suffering is due to sin. Allow yourself to see this world through God’s eyes and mourn the great numbers of people heading to hell because they do not know Jesus. Weep and mourn that people are dying and do not even know it.

God will see and bring you comfort. He will guide you in what you can do today.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will see the world through God’s eyes; that you will mourn over the sin of this world; that you will live a holy life unto God; and that you will feel God’s arms of comfort around you in times of loss and pain.

Revelation 1:8 He Just IS

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8

Throughout the history of the earth there have been people who thought that they were the most important. Some would act as if they had absolute power over everything and everyone. Others would act as though they are the best at what they do.

Regardless of how much they did, every one of them had eventually died. They only existed for a short time in light of history.

As John opens his letter of revelation of what God shows him, he quotes God. God says that He is the Alpha and Omega and that He always was and always will be.

With the finite mind of mankind, people try to put God in a box. They cannot comprehend that God always was and will continue to always be. With God saying that He is the Alpha and Omega, He is saying that He was at the beginning to start everything, and that He will be at the end to end it all.

Although this is beyond full comprehension of people, it can give the believer a comfort and peace beyond anything this world can offer.

In knowing that God was at the beginning and started everything, can give the believer a peace that God has a purpose for his life. He can see order in everything, rather than just chaos or random chance, as the world sees it.

Along with knowing the beginning, he can also know that God will be at the end, Jesus will return. There is an eternal life to look forward to after all of the momentary struggles this life on earth offers.

Knowing who God is can give the believer strength, hope, peace and comfort during this troublesome life on earth.

As you are going through your days, you may wonder why you are here or who is in control. Step back a moment and realize who God is. Notice that He is and always was and always will be.

God created you with an eternal purpose that starts here on earth in this life and goes into eternity. He started everything and will end it all at the right time.

Trust God with your whole life and see what He can and will do in you and with you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know who God is; that you will know that God is in complete control; that you will know the peace God provides; and that you will know what God has for you to do with your short life on this earth.

Nahum 1:7 A Safe Refuge

Safe place in mountains

The Lord is good, a refuge inn times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him, Nahum 1:7 

Throughout a person’s lifetime one will have times when he needs a safe place to retreat to. Children often have a place in their room or yard that they will go to when they are scared, or often they will run to their parent’s room for comfort.

Adults often turn to entertainment, drugs, alcohol, porn, food, or some activity when they are faced with times of trouble. They seek to be able to get away from the trouble, rather than face it.

Nahum tells the people that God is always good and is a safe refuge for in times of trouble. Nineveh had been coming against the people of Israel causing great trouble for them.

Every person will go through times of trouble and hardship. As they go through it most will seek ways of relief and comfort from the troubles. The ways most people seek relief are the ways of the world, which are temporary and often sinful. They do not give any true refuge.

Believers have one that they can always run to in times of trouble and find true refuge. It is God who they can run to. God has perfect love for every person, thus cares for every person in the most perfect way.

Knowing and understanding God’s love and care can give a person great peace when he turns to God for help as a refuge during times of trouble. As one trusts in and turns to God, he will realize that with God all these troubles are temporary and are also being used by God for a good purpose.

This peace is found in knowing and trusting God’s great love and care. It is believing that He is the best refuge in times of trouble.

As days come when you are going through tough times do not turn to the things and ways of this world. Run to God and seek His comfort and peace as a safe refuge. Trust that God will take care of you and meet every need you have.

Allow God to work in every situation to bring His glory and purpose into your life. As God is a refuge, give Him praise and let the world know what He is and has done in your life.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God as a safe refuge; that you will know the peace God can give; that you will know God’s comfort for you; and that you will trust God.