There are times when we are all in need of comfort and strength from our Abba Father. Sometimes we experience the devastating loss of a loved one, a loss of a job or friendship, or other difficult circumstances that leave us feeling hopeless and alone.
In those times of grief and sorrow, we can cling to the Word of God for comfort, hope and peace.
As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you…
Turning to the God of all Comfort
All of my kids were what I call “blanket babies”. When they were little, each of them had a special blanket that was like a literal extension of their bodies. When my youngest was around twelve months old, she lovingly referred to her blanket as “Ba Ba”.
Their blankets went with them everywhere—the kitchen table, the bathroom, the play area, the van, and of course, was a constant companion at every nap and bedtime.
Their special blankets were always the best source of comfort when they were sad or hurt. If one of them fell and hurt themselves, they would usually run to me or my husband to receive consolation and comfort.
But the next words that usually tumbled from their quivering lips were, “blanket!” Once they clutched their blankets and held them tightly to their chests, their tears quickly dissolved, and all was right with the world again.
Ah, if only we had a spiritual “blanket” that we can hold on to when life around us seems to unravel. Wouldn’t it be nice if all of our problems were solved by stroking a special blanket?
But we usually turn to other things for comfort: food, therapy shopping, binge watching…but these comforts are shallow vapors that quickly vanish, leaving us empty and unfulfilled.
But what if we turned first to the God of all comfort?
What would happen if we first ran to the arms of our Father before anything—or anyone else?
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Like my children’s blankets of comfort that they carried with them everywhere, what if we were to carry with us the promises of peace and reassurance that can only come from the Great Comforter?
What if we had this resolve from Psalm 119:50,
My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
When you hear this Scripture, remember to cling tightly to God’s promises; to never let them out of your heart and mind. His promises will keep your sanity and preserve your very life!
Seven Scriptures to Give you Comfort and Strength
Here are seven promises from the mouth of God himself that we can count on—always!
Seven “Nevers” in Scripture
1.) My love never fails. (Psalm 119:76)
2.) I will never leave you. (Deut 31:6, Heb 13:5, Ps 37:25)
3.) My righteousness rolls like a never-failing stream. (Amos 5:24)
4.) My compassions never fail. (Lamentations 3:22)
5.) I will never violate my covenant of peace. (Isaiah 54:10)
6.) My word never returns empty. (Isaiah 55:10-11)
7.) I will never let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. (1 Cor. 10:13)
Have you wrapped yourself in the comfort of God’s promises today? Put on your clothing of comfort, dear sister, and hold tightly to the promises of his Word like a child clutches a soft, plush blanket.
Then rest in the loving arms of your Father, knowing that he will never let you go.
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. Psalm 119:76
I created a free printable that you can print to remind you of these precious promises.
Just click on the link below!
**UPDATED** I also included a newer watercolor version of this printable that you can print as well. Feel free to choose either one. Blessings! 🙂
Which promises do you find most comforting in your journey right now? I’d love to know in the comments!
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