All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. - The Bible
Dear friend, when we go through tough situations in life our heart gets hurt, bruised, and broken. Not all corners of our lives are in our control. Even after much planning, there are times we end up walking through many storms in life. Even after we come out of the difficult times the scar and the hurt remain deep in our hearts for a long time. It comes back to our memory fresh oftentimes and the grief continues until we are fully comforted. If you are one of those who are going through grief our hearts are with you. We would like to pray with you at the end of this article. May Jesus comfort your heart and heal your spirit as you read through.
Comfort In the midst of Grief
We all need help to comfort our life when we go through difficult times in life. While I am writing this message I came to know about 577 children who became orphans due to the Covid situation in India during the last 8 weeks. These children have lost both their parents due to Covid. The world has gone through immense grief in the past 18 months due to the pandemic. We have lost 3.5 million people all around the world. Many lost their job and businesses have collapsed. The world is looking for comfort and healing. God wants to comfort those in grief. He wants to heal the heart and take away the sorrow.
Jacob, the father of Israel nation never allowed anyone to comfort him when he came to know about the death of his younger son, Joseph. He kept on weeping amid grief. His heart refused to be comforted from the grief. But God turned his grief into joy. The son he thought had died was sold as a slave and finally became the ruler of Egypt. Jacob was able to meet Joseph once again. The heart of Jacob was comforted. We might have lost our dear family members, relatives, and friends in the past. God will help us to see them again in heaven. Our life will continue beyond death into eternity.
King David, who ruled Israel 3000 years ago found comfort in the arms of God during the darkest times of his life. David wrote, "Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me." Amid distress, David was not looking at the situation around Him but He was looking up to God for comfort and guidance. Coming out of one difficult situation does not mean that we have received protection in our life. There could be another situation tomorrow. But trusting and remaining in God's protection and comfort all through our life will help us to walk through the valley of darkness.
The job was a rich man. Bible describes him as a blameless and man of complete integrity. He was living like prince with many sheep, Oxen, and camel. But he lost everything in a single day. God chose to test him. All his sons and daughters died on the same day. Immense sorrow and grief surrounded the life of Job. He could not be comforted by his friends until the Lord of Heaven came down and spoke to him personally. Possibly some of us might be going through a similar situation as Job. We might have lost everything. God knows how to comfort our hearts and reposition us in our life.
Ruth just got married. She started her life with her husband and in-laws' family. Like any other girl who lived in the region of Palestina, she wanted to build her home with many kids. But her life turned in a very different direction. She lost her husband, brother in law and father-in-law. Her future was destroyed. God arranged a special source of comfort for Ruth after she lost everything in a short period. God lifted her from grief. A local rich man called Boaz saw her diligence and how much she cares for her mother-in-law. He married her. They had children. Ruth was comforted in a very special way.
The God who created heaven and earth understands the importance of how much the human soul needs comfort amid grief. He uniquely offers comfort to each one of us. He knows how to bring peace to our life.
Prophet Isaiah conveyed several comforting words from God in advance before the Judgement of God fell on the land of Judah. Isaiah wrote, "Comfort, comfort my people, says your God." God is search for hearts that are in grief today. He wants to comfort them and fill them with peace.
The Greatest Comforter
God knows we go through much grief and distress in our life. He wanted someone to be with us to comfort and remove the pain from our hearts. At times our friends and relatives may not be able to bring comfort. We need a supernatural touch to gel our broken hearts. Hence Jesus promised to send a comforter who will be with us always to alleviate the pain in our life. Jesus said, "The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." Holy Spirit is our comforter.
Dear friend, wherever you are today, would you ask Jesus to send the Holy Spirit into your life? He will come and remove all the grief and heal the wounds. Holy Spirit can take away the irritations, misunderstanding, unforgiven past, and hurt. Life on earth is not easy. It has its challenges and difficulties. The Holy Spirit is in the business of comforting those who have gone through the hurt and grief. All we have to do is to allow God into our life. Invite Him to work through our problems. Stand before Him and wait for Him to flow through our lives. How God can intervene in our life is beyond human logic.
Please join us as we pray the prayer. Place your hand on your heart and ask Jesus to come into your life. God wants to change your life. Let's pray.
Dear Jesus, I come to you with a humble heart. You know the situation I am going through. My heart is broken and I need your help. Please come into my heart. Gel the broken pieces of my life. I put my hope in you. Please send the comforter you have promised. I need someone to comfort me and be with me. Please take away all the pain and heal all my hurts.
Jesus, Forgive all my past mistakes. I am not perfect. I have done many things wrong. Please wash me with your precious blood. I want to be your child and want to follow you.
Holy Spirit, I need your touch in my life. I stand before you. Move through my past, present, and future. Hold my hands and lead me. Wipe away my tears. Surround me with your presence. Be my God. I pray in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
Dear friend, Jesus listened to your prayers. He will surely comfort your heart. Please hold on to Him. Continue to pray. We are praying for you. May Jesus bless you and make you a blessing for many. May heal your heart and comfort you forever.