Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Who can comfort?

Today's reading from Charlie (as my Mom likes to call him) Spurgeon's Morning & Evening

2 Corintians 7:6

“God, that comforteth those that are cast down.”

“...He is the God of all comfort.” There is no balm in Gilead, but there is balm in God. There is no physician among the creatures, but the Creator is Jehovah-rophi. It is marvellous how one sweet word of God will make whole songs for Christians. One word of God is like a piece of gold, and the Christian is the gold beater, and can hammer that promise out for whole weeks. So, then, poor Christian, thou needest not sit down in despair. Go to the Comforter, and ask him to give thee consolation. Thou art a poor dry well. You have heard it said, that when a pump is dry, you must pour water down it first of all, and then you will get water, and so, Christian, when thou art dry, go to God, ask him to shed abroad his joy in thy heart, and then thy joy shall be full. Do not go to earthly acquaintances, for you will find them Job’s comforters after all; but go first and foremost to thy “God, that comforteth those that are cast down,” and you will soon say, “In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.”

When I read this it reminded me of a verse I was meditating on yesterday: James 4:8 "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." How comforting it is to know that as we seek to draw near to our God, especially when feeling down cast, that it is then we can also experience his nearness. He simply calls us to draw near...and drink of His everlasting well, it is there we will find the comfort our souls long for!

Also for those of you who don't know yet, Lew has a big job interview today at 2pm....we would love prayers!

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