All comfort, all wisdom, all encouragement…everything we need comes from God. He is calling to us. We don’t have to figure everything out. We don’t have to understand “why?” We simply need to turn to the One who is our true source of comfort. May the following passage of Scripture encourage you today.
My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”Psalms 27:8
The LORD is my light and my salvation– so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.
The one thing I ask of the LORD– the thing I seek most– is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the LORD with music.
Hear me as I pray, O LORD. Be merciful and answer me! My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds,”LORD, I am coming.” Do not turn your back on me Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me, O God of my salvation! Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.
Teach me how to live. O LORD. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me. Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I’ve never done; with every breath they threaten me with violence. Yet I am confident I will see the LORD’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.
Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and couragious. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.Paslm 27:1-14
PRAY:Heavenly Father…we turn to you. We turn to you for comfort. Sometimes it seems we turn to you simply because there is no place else to turn. You alone have the answers. We praise you for our safety even while we mourn for the loss of so many others. Yet in all of this, we pray that You will be glorified in all of the earth. Shine your light of love and shine it through us as we become your hands and feet to bring healing to those who are hurting today…
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Michele is married to the love of her life, Jeff. She has 3 grown children and 1 very sweet grandson! Most days you can find Michele laughing with good friends, writing, or working with women. In the evenings she enjoys spending time in a few creative outlets like creative lettering, drawing, painting, and stained glass. She loves snuggling with her dog, Tebow, and reading. But one of her favorite passions is playing with her grandson and laughing at his bright smile! You can find her most weekends worshiping at our Real Life Clermont campus.