Comfort in the Trials

If you are experiencing difficulties or challenges, know God sees you. Know His heart is for you. He answers when you cry out to Him. Don’t be afraid to call upon Him in your time of need.

The Lord is able to lead us by His Spirit far better than any human being. He is patient with us. He loves when we look to Him. He delights when we seek His way for our lives and in all situations.

“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
(Hebrews 4:15‭-‬16 NKJV)

Pour out your heart to Him. He can handle it. He wants to hold you close, releasing comfort and wisdom to you. He longs to speak to you from His Word. It is here where you will find His words of Spirit and life (John 6:63).

“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
(Psalm 34:4 NKJV)

He knows every decision you face. You, the one who feels lonely day after day. You, the one who feels misunderstood. He is ever mindful of you (Psalm 8:4).

God does not delight in this struggle or pain. He does not want you to suffer, yet He does allow it in this life. Know that if He allows it, He has a greater work in store. He uses what the enemy means for destruction to bring forth His glory, even in the most impossible circumstances.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:28‭-‬29 NKJV)

Though not easy, seek to rest in God’s promises. In the midst of this pain, release every burden to Him. Speak to your soul as David did and know the Lord is faithful. Feed upon His faithfulness and commit your way to Him. He will come through for you. Father God will accomplish all that concerns you (Psalm 138:8).

As David spoke to his soul, we can speak to our souls:

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.”
(Psalms 42:5 NKJV)

Take time to rest in Jesus’ presence each day. Put on some worship music, close your eyes, and ask the Lord to meet you. Ask Him to minister to you by His Holy Spirit, the Comforter Himself. As you draw near to Him, He promises to draw near to you (James 4:6‭-‬8).

Need worship music suggestions specific to resting in the Lord? Worship leader Julie True has many wonderful albums available, such as Heaven’s Embrace and Find Rest.

Rest in the Lord. He cares for you.

“Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord , and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord , And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord , Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord , and wait patiently for Him…” (Psalms 37:1‭-‬7 NKJV)


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