The God of All Comfort

THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT

Perhaps you feel like no one knows what you are going through and no one knows what you need. When we face challenge and difficulty it is easy to feel that no one can identify with what you are facing. It is for this reason that it is so wonderful to know God. The Bible tells us that He is the God of ALL comfort.

 2 Corinthians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. (NIV)

No matter what you are facing, God knows and understands and He wants to comfort and greatly strengthen you! Nothing you are facing is beyond His ability to comfort you.

GOD WANTS TO COMFORT YOU!

This is exactly what God wants to do for each one of us.

2 Corinthians 1:3 What a wonderful God we have—He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials.

2 Corinthians 1:7 God will tenderly comfort you when you undergo these same sufferings. He will give you the strength to endure.

This verse tells us that God WILL comfort you! It is part of God’s very nature and character to reach out and to comfort us as we pass through any form of difficulty. We must take advantage of the comfort that God is offering us.

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The Comfort of God

Have you ever needed to know the comfort of God in your life? Perhaps you went through a difficult time or a difficult season and God carried you and comforted you. Perhaps you are facing challenges or hardship and you need the comfort that only God can give. One of the names that is given to God is the ‘God of all comfort’. He wants to comfort and carry us as we face the things that life brings our way. Allow Him to comfort you today!

THE MEANING OF COMFORT

If we understand what ‘comfort’ is we can understand what God is offering. Comfort is to give strength and bring hope to ease the grief or trouble that someone is facing and to console. It can also mean to alleviate the grief or sense of loss, or trouble of circumstances and situations. The definition, which I really like, is “to strengthen greatly.” This is what God wants to do for us. He wants to come and strengthen us. But He wants to do even more than this. He wants to relieve, refresh, renew, restore and reassure. Perhaps the greatest thing that God wants to do as He comforts us is simply to help us.

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Who Can Use The Door?

WHO CAN USE THE DOOR?

Is the door accessible to all of us, or can just a select few go through? The answer is that anyone can enter, but the issue is that they must enter.

John 10:9 ‘I am the door. Any one who enters in through me will be saved

The fundamental issue here is that the door is available to those individuals who will enter it. In essence Jesus advertises the product. He does not hide it; he says ‘I AM THE DOOR’. It was intended to draw our attention to the fact. It was intended to make the way clear. No doubts or wondering. Jesus made this issue clear so that we would use the door.

THE REWARDS OF USING THE DOOR

There are special promises for those who use the door. We can look forward to them, and we can enjoy them. They will make our lives full!

I.  SALVATION

 John 10:9 ‘Any one who enters in through me will be saved – will live’

This takes place at once, forever and completely. As we enter through the door of Jesus we are saved.

II.  LIBERTY

 John 10:9 ‘he will come in and go out freely’.

This is not a prison door but it is a door for a flock (you and me) and the Shepherd wants to give us freedom.

III.  ACCESS

We can go in through this door.

·John 10:9 ‘enters in’.

We can have access. No pleading, no begging, no hiding, no creeping in, but access. Access to fellowship. Access to instruction. Access to help. Access to enjoyment and access to His presence.

IV. NOURISHMENT

We all need spiritual food. This spiritual food is found in Jesus.

John 10:9   ‘and will find pasture.’

This is the promise. Good pasture to sheep is everything that sheep need. Good pasture to us is all that we need. We can find pasture and all that we may need in Jesus. Jesus is the door.

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Jesus Is The Door

THERE IS ONLY ONE DOOR

To get to the things of God and God Himself, there is only one door. His name is Jesus. There is no other door. Don’t try to look for another one door – It wastes time. All roads do NOT lead to God. Only one does – Jesus.

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.

JESUS IS THE DOOR

Jesus said: ‘I am the door’.

Look for everything of God in Jesus. Don’t look anywhere else.The door is a person, whose name is Jesus.The door is not in ceremonies. The door is not in doctrines. The door is not in achievements. But the door is Jesus Himself.

HOW DO WE USE THIS DOOR?

We are meant to go into and through the door. We are not meant to watch the door. We are not meant to sit at the door. We are not meant to guard the door. We were meant to enter the door.

John 10:9 ‘I am the door. Any one who enters in through me will be saved – will live; he will come in and go out freely, and will find pasture.’

Jesus is the door to all that God offers us.

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The Door

A door is a common object, but a very necessary one. Imagine a room with no door. It would be practically useless. A door makes what a room offers useful. We have a door and His name is Jesus

WHO IS THE DOOR

Jesus is the door. He is the door to all that God has promised you and me.  He is the door to life and life in abundance.

John 10:9 ‘I am the door.’

The picture Jesus is using here is of a shepherd and sheep. The door is the door to the sheepfold. This is one of the humblest types of door.

THE NEED FOR THE DOOR

Without a door you cannot access something. A door is a point of access. It makes the room usable Because there is access to God, through the door of Jesus, we can get hold of all that God has in store for us. As a result we can have access to God. We can have access to His peace. We can have access to His truth. We can have access to His Salvation. We can have access to His presence. We can have access to heaven. All through the door of Jesus.

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Thus Far The Lord Has Helped Us

GOD WANTS TO HELP US BY DOING WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD DO

What has God promised? He wants to do what He said He would do. Hold onto all that God has spoken concerning your life.

Joshua 21:44-45 The Lord helped them destroy all their enemies and every good thing the Lord had promised them came true.

God wants to fulfill His promises. This is also a way in which He wants to help us.

 

THE RESULT OF KNOWING HIS HELP IS THAT WE CAN REST

How different from the world’s perspective.

Psalm 63:6-8 I lie awake at night thinking of you – of how much you have helped me.  How I rejoice through the night beneath the protecting shadow of your wings.  I follow close behind you, protected by your strong right arm.

It is time to follow close behind God. It is time to stick to Him.

Psalm 116:7 Now I can relax.  For the Lord has done this wonderful miracle for me.

Can you conceive that God would desire that you rest?

THUS FAR THE LORD HAS HELPED US

If He has helped us this far, He will help us further.

1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone, and named it Ebenezer, saying Thus far has the LORD helped us.

Let’s rejoice in His help so far and let’s expect His help for the future!

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God Helps Those Who Trust

GOD HELPS THOSE WHO TRUST

We need to trust the Lord.

Jeremiah 39:18  “As a reward for trusting me, I will preserve your life and keep you safe.”

We seem to feel more comfortable in trusting ourselves than in trusting the creator of the universe.

Psalm 28:7 He is my strength, my shield from every danger.  I trusted in Him, and He helped me.

Trusting God calls for FAITH. Faith is the thing that moves GOD.

IF GOD IS OUR HELPER, WE ARE HAPPY

The result of trusting God and Him helping us brings joy into our lives.

Psalm 28:7 He is my strength, my shield from every danger.  I trusted in Him, and He helped me.  Joy rises in my heart until I burst out in songs of praise to Him.

David knew this joy.

Psalm 146:5 But happy is the man who has the God of Jacob as his helper, whose hope is in the Lord his God.

Is God your helper or do you just help yourself along the path of life? There is a dimension in which we can know God as a helper throughout our lives.

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God Wants To Help Us From Stumbling

GOD WANTS TO HELP US FROM STUMBLING

God does not desire that would stumble. He wants us to be able to keep going.

Psalm 116:7&8 Now I can relax.  For the Lord has done this wonderful miracle for me.  He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.

The Lord wants to keep us from stumbling. He wants to be like a father who spares his child from stumbling. He wants to provide for us.

HE WANTS TO HELP US TELL OTHERS ABOUT JESUS

God wants to help us with this aspect and it is great to know that we are not on our own.

2 Corinthians 3:6 He is the one who has helped us tell others about his new agreement to save them.  We do not tell them that they must obey every law of God or die; but we tell them there is life for them from the Holy Spirit.  The old way, trying to be saved by keeping the Ten Commandments, ends in death; in the new way, the Holy Spirit gives them life.

God wants to help us as we tell others that the Holy Spirit is available to give new life.

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God Wants To Help Us With Our Fears

THE LORD WANTS TO HELP US BY SAVING US FROM DEATH

This applies to our lives and to when we die. The Lord wants to preserve our lives.

Psalm 64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Ultimately God wants to give each one of us eternal life. This is His plan that we should never die, but be saved to live with Him. Here is a promise.

Psalm 116:9 I shall live! Yes, in His presence – here on earth!

Jeremiah. 39:18 As a reward for trusting Me, I will preserve your life and keep you safe.

If only we would trust God!

GOD WANTS TO HELP US WITH OUR FEARS

Fears can have a tremendous force in our lives and can literally rob us of life. Even David feared.

Psalm 64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

David asked God to preserve him from the fear of the enemy. Fear itself can be greater that the actual reality. What fears are you facing?  Many people are fear ridden. God wants to help you with your fears.

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The Lord Has Helped Us

Life is not always easy. We are constantly challenged and having to face many changing things. The economies of the world seem to be a roll-a-coaster ride. But the Lord has been good and He has certainly helped us. Life just seems to get busier and busier.  In all of this it is good to know that God has helped and in the same way He will help us in the future.  The Lord wants to be good to us again and wants to help us through this next season.

THE LORD WANTS TO HELP US

It is God’s desire to help us.

2 Chronicles 32:8… With us is the LORD our God to help us…

The people of God in the Old Testament understood this.

Deuteronomy 3:3 So the Lord helped us fight …..

1 Samuel 30:23 But David said, … “The Lord has kept us safe and helped us defeat the enemy.”

God helped His people. God wants to help you and I today.

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