July 16

As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time on and forevermore. Psalm, 125:2

God will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:8

There are two kinds of people when it comes to comfort, those who need it and those who give it.

Maybe you could use some comfort from God or from other people. Life is tough, jobs are lost, homes are lost, and people are cruel to each other.  Then there are those who need to provide comfort. You know, the whole people need people thing.

The apostle Paul was a hand holder, and he was an encourager, and he encouraged other people to in turn to help and comfort each other. And this is very important because we become hardened, we can become cynical, and we can forget that people need people. We have to be reminded that God wants us to have soft hearts, not hard hearts.

“God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun with out rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.”

Lord God, what a comfort to hear that you surround me in such a marvelous fashion! Forgive me for not always seeing that you are doing this for me. Open my eyes to see where you are present and working in my life so that I can encourage someone else in their walk with you. Amen


Susan Hanson