08 August: Where to Find Comfort

When life-storms, uncertainty, and trouble seem to hover above the skyline like unending clouds on every horizon, it’s hard to know where to start looking for comfort…

READ ISAIAH 40  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


It’s been eight years since our only son passed away suddenly, unexpectedly, and without a medical reason why. Over the years, we’ve met people with such tragic stories that it leaves one speechless. The idea of trying to pull together some words of comfort, seems impossible.

Isaiah’s vision 26+ centuries ago, remains true today. It’s true that we’re like grass: our ‘glory’  is like the flowers of the fields – here today and gone tomorrow. [v6-8]  It’s true that we don’t know the mind of our Maker, nor can we counsel Him with our instruction. [v13]  But this is only half the story! Because the Creator is who He is, He knows exactly who we are. Our Creator speaks tenderly and takes no pleasure in our pain. [v1-2] Like a shepherd, He gathers His lambs in His arms, carrying us close to His heart, and gently leading those with young. [v11] So, whatever we’ve already been through, or whatever we face today, tomorrow, or next year, our comfort is in who He is, what He has already done for us, and what He’s still doing everyday for His beloved…

Read More? …CLICK on “08 August – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak directly with the God of all Comfort? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

Bless the Lord, all you His global people, You who serve Him and bring Him pleasure. Bless the Lord, all things created by Him in all places He Rules. Bless the Lord, O my soul! [Psalm 103:21-22]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: The People of Kyrgyzstan [b]
  • Your Country’s response to physical abuses in Asia
  • Yourself: Boldness in using “divine opportunities”
  • Your concerns for today
Please help me to rejoice in hope, Father God; persevere in hard times and tribulation; and devote myself to prayer. [Romans 12:12]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Lord, because there’s no one on earth who’s righteous; no one who does what is right and never sins, please forgive me! [Ecclesiastes 7:20]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”

Lord God is my strength, thank-you that You’ve made my feet like the sure feet of a deer, helping me walk on high places. [Habakkuk 3:19]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[c] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Prayer

“If anyone lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” [James 1:5]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/kyrg/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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