Lots of folks love the following scriptural account: Matthew 14:28-32 – KJV And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. How many times have we faced boisterous winds in our lives and the Lord saved us? Challenges of various sorts confront us, but when we cling to Jesus, ways out are always made. We are repeatedly saved. Yes, salvation is ongoing. Day by day we experience forms of it. Immense gratitude flows for how the Lord rewards our love and faithfulness withContinue reading »

We live in an age when things expire quicker than some of us can keep up. I’ve had instances when comfort and ease have been attained relative to usage of particular computer software. Too often when I reach that level of “cruising” through, the tech folks roll out yet another upgrade or advancement that installs me back in learning mode. Typically, I hold on to what I gained ease of operation in UNTIL the techies render something inoperable UNLESS I upgrade. The expiration manifestation once again rears its “head.” I’m super delighted that God never expires. Yes, Almighty Lord is current yesterday, today and forever. It’s great comfort to know that he is ever present with incomparable thoughts, expressions, and actions. Nothing is too hard for God. We can rest assured that when we consistently purpose to align with godly precepts, the Lord provides our needs and gives us the desires of our hearts. My spirit soars with gratitude for the greatness of God. Wow, the delight is enormous. Yes,Continue reading »

I peered in the window Wow, pictures galore What’s in the frames? Splendor, comfort, magnificence, glory and beauty in abundance Church, wedding, graduation and birth scenes – Lovely views in plentiful numbers – Love pours out of the frames Joy heartens Escapes into fun delight us Families gather in anticipation of photo shoots They grin, smile, and pose – Giddiness on display Creatures great and small – We marvel at their eye appeal Delightful views indeed Earth pleasures abound in mountain, valley, river, canyon and stream views with so much more in the frame arrangements – Oh my! Children frolic in glee Frame worthy in abundance Happiness pictures lift our hearts God’s presence is evident in the picture frames – All beauty has its origins in God The views excite, delight, comfort and aid – Yes, the pictures in frames remind us of the magnificence of life compliments of our awesome and amazing Creator, the Lord Almighty. Praise ye the Lord.

Moments of awe occur when we receive comfort from our Lord. There is no signature style that’s comparable to how God renders comfort. We can visualize lying our heads on the shoulder of the Most High, and unloading our burdens with no misgivings about unreasonable judgments relative to our conditions. We can rest in the care of our Lord — confident that we’ll get the aid that satisfies our needs. Nothing is too hard for God, and that knowledge is among many comforts that provide solace from the Almighty. Psalm 71:21 – KJV Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side. Jeremiah 31:13 – KJV . . . for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

Sorrow came to our spaces but we know it’s a temp. Oh, what a relief to have that awareness. Sadness has a role in our journeys so we’re mindful that sorrow will fill its appointments, and that’s okay. How long will sadness stay? Our Lord holds the time card on that play. We nestle in the comfort of truth that sorrow is temporary, and won’t elevate to the status of permanence. Yes, grief has a place, but when we’re anchored in Christ, it can’t uproot our positions in righteous security, safety and calm. Psalm 42:5 – KJV Why art thou cast down, O my soul: and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

We can soar over the challenges when we remain mindful that God is able to keep us, secure us, protect us, and to sustain us through it all. The Most High cannot be conquered, intimidated, stopped or cancelled. Oh, how wondrous to know that we can truly rest in the awareness that we are not alone in whatever life delivers to our “mailboxes.” We have solid love and help that is certain! Nahum 1:7 – KJV The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

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Comfort in Certainty

It is oh so comforting to be certain about God — the ways and wonders of God. When all is thought, said and done, God is . . . .

The appearances of God are undeniable, immeasurable, incomparable and unsurpassed. The Most High resonates with resounding glory packed with enormous power beyond our finite abilities to comprehend.

A favorite Bible story is in 1 Kings 18. That’s the account of Elijah and the prophets of Baal. I believe that he was certain that God would prove the prophets wrong. Elijah says in 1 Kings 18:24 – KJV, “And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.”

Powerfully, the account continues. 1 Kings 18:36-38, says, “And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.

“Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, . . . .

“Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.”

Wow! The magnificence of the evidence of God. Elijah sure got the answer to his prayer. The prophets of Baal were shown the TRUE God with undeniable proofs — center stage. They conceded, likely — albeit, reluctantly. The works of God “stared” them in their faces — clearly. Certainly, a marvel to witness.

God doesn’t half step. Our Creator steadfastly performs with flourish. Yes, certain comfort resides within whosoever believes and acts with awareness — that God transcends any and all!

The love of God; who can measure it and who can fully fathom it? It goes further than the stars and crosses from the East to the West. As Dutch evangelist Corrie Ten Boom once said, after she was asked about her experiences in a Nazi concentration camp: “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.” That’s the love that carries us through this life and that’s the love we should share with others. *** Once a chaplain knelt down by a wounded soldier and offered to read him the Bible. But the soldier whispered that he preferred some water to quench his thirst. The chaplain promised to get him some and went about looking for clean drinking water. When he returned the wounded soldier asked if there was something to cushion his head with. The ground was so terribly hard for his aching head. The chaplain did as he was asked. But there was more. “I am so cold,” shivered the young soldier. TheContinue reading »

I stumbled across a song written by a performer known for his comedic songs. Ray Stevens wrote a song about another singer and called it I Need Your Help Barry Manilow. Here are some of the words: I need your help Barry Manilow I’m miserable and I don’t know what to do Sing me a song, sing it sad and low No one knows how to suffer quite like you I need your help, Barry Manilow I’m all alone and sitting on a shelf Sing me a song, sing it sad and low I feel like feeling sorry for myself I need your help, Barry Manilow Your songs can really comfort the unlucky Sing me a song, sing it sad and low I wish I didn’t have to feel so yucky!!! I heard a saying once, “Some days you eat bear; some days the bear eats you. (Maybe in ancient times, it would have been a dinosaur instead of a bear.) It’s the days when the dinosaur eats you whenContinue reading »

Scriptures are from the King James Bible. Our Father has loaded us with multiple benefits from His vast treasury of provisions. He gave His beloved Son, Christ, to sacrifice for our salvation. What love indeed. We’ve also been blessed with the gift of the Holy Ghost. Romans 5:5, “. . . the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” The Holy Ghost is power. Unquestionably, we need power to forge ahead to accomplish our tasks, from the smallest to the greatest. Yep, power charges get us through our days. The Holy Ghost is a witness. Acts 5:32, “And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.” How many times have we received witnesses that we’re on the right track? How many times have we received witnesses that we made wise choices? How many times have we been warned by the witness of the HolyContinue reading »

I love the book of Psalms. If you’re anything like me, you might try to shy away from it because it’s just so big so you might just stick with some of the shorter ones. You know Psalm 23, 51, and 150. Those are great as well but I think right at the beginning in Psalm Chapter 1 we get some good stuff! The very first sentence “Blessed is the one…….” If you’re looking for the good stuff of the bible then here it is! What a great opening sentence that will almost certainly leave you wanting to know what’s next. So, what is next? We see blessings for not doing certain things (v.1). We don’t walk, sit, or stand in places where those who do not love God are. Pretty simple. But what does v.2 say? We get blessed simply for delighting in the Word of God! We are compared to a tree the does not wither. This sounds like a pretty good deal to me. In v.5 we goContinue reading »