Friday, May 5, 2023

Comfort to God’s People

 Friday, May 5, 2023 

Transition and change is a part of life but it often can make us uncomfortable and anxious because we do not know what is coming. Our church is going through a time of transition. We can find comfort and peace in knowing that God is in control and we can find strength to walk the path by trusting in and walking with Him during this time. 

Comfort to God’s People - Submitted by Kay Crumley

Isaiah 40 is dedicated to giving reassurance and comfort to His people Israel.  They are reminded of who God is and in verse 18 he asks “With whom then will you compare God?  To what image will you liken Him?”  The people are challenged to find anything greater than our God. He is the creator of all and more powerful than any enemy.  Even though sometimes the future is uncertain and there are no clear answers, we can be assured that God knows and always has a plan, He hears our hearts cry for each and every need. 

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. Isaiah 40:28


He knows our needs and is able to meet each one. And while we as humans may grow weary and stumble God gives us hope. We will soar or mount up or lift up, in other version on wings like eagles. We can overcome with our hope in the Lord and in His strength. 

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14

They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion. Psalm 84:7


This passage tells us to soar upward to Jesus Christ.

He also raised up us with him and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus Ephesians 2:6


Then to run the race…

Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us.  Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us. Hebrews 12:1


And finally we can walk the walk.

So then, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him. Colossians 2:6


We must HOPE – WAIT - TRUST in the Lord because He is able, He is our strength.

We must SOAR – MOUNT UP on wings like eagles as we draw near to Him.

We must RUN the race set before us as we, the church, the body of Christ encourage and strengthen one another.

We must Walk the Walk as we continue (remain) in Him throughout this time of transition.  


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