Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation (2 Corinthians 1:3-7).
Today’s Morsel: Do you ever stop and wonder why you were filled with the Holy Ghost? Well, Jesus said so that you would be a witness unto Him (Acts 1:8). One of the ways you can be a witness for Him is to comfort those who are in trouble. Many people are having troubles these days. Loss of jobs, loss of homes, marital disagreements, rebellious children, sicknesses, and in all of this, God has chosen you for such a time as this to be a comforter and a witness of His love and mercy. How are you fulfilling your role? You see to be a comforter is to be a listener and to provide godly advice and counsel to the hurting. The people today don’t need worldly advice, they need godly advice and counsel. Worldly advice will only lead to more worldliness and destruction in their lives; but godly advice will stand when it is heeded. You see, because Jesus did not leave us comfortless, He’s come to us in the Holy Ghost; and we should not leave others comfortless, but be a witness to them of the Comfort in their troubles and tribulations during these last days. Always remember the “Golden Rule” Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Sing: Come, ye disconsolate, wherever ye languish, come to the mercy seat, and fervently kneel; here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Jesus said earth, earth, has no sorrows, that heaven can not heal.