Once I face grievous troubles, I too will look to the rock, Christ Jesus, and declare His great guarantees for consolation and power.
“For within the time of hassle He shall cover me in His pavilion: within the secret of His tabernacle shall He cover me; He shall set me up upon a rock” Psalm 27:5 (KJV)
Doug and Judy stood on the graveside of their little Timothy – their solely baby – who had been run over by a drunken driver whereas driving his tricycle on the sidewalk. It was a mindless, one-in-a-million, freak sort of accident, however their little lad was gone ceaselessly from their loving embraces.
As they wept, I consoled them with the guarantees of God’s Phrase:
“Within the time of hassle, He shall cover us in His pavilion, within the secret of His tabernacle shall He cover us. He shall set us upon a rock.”
Within the phrases of Jesus, I shared with them His promise,
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I offers you relaxation” (Matthew 11:28, KJV).
“Peace I go away with you; My peace I give unto you; not because the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your coronary heart be anxious, neither let it’s afraid” (John 14:27, KJV).
Man’s phrases are by no means ample in a time like this. Solely the holy, impressed Phrase of God, revealed by the indwelling Holy Spirit, may help us to grasp and expertise the truth of His guarantees.
What a pleasure to have the ability to inform folks – burdened folks, grieving folks – that we serve God, who not solely saves to the uttermost, however who is also the God of all consolation. As His Holy Spirit empowers us, allow us to share the excellent news of an all-loving, ever-wise Savior.
Bible Studying: Psalm 27:1-4
At this time I’ll ask God to assist me to be delicate to the hurts and heartaches of others, in order that I can consolation them with the Phrase of God by the enabling of the Holy Spirit. And once I face grievous troubles, I too will look to the rock, Christ Jesus, and declare His great guarantees for consolation and power.
By Dr. Bill Bright
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• The Unchanging Lord – by Charles Spurgeon