Do you often need comfort? Hey, we all do. We live in this fallen world, and it certainly doesn’t offer any comfort, does it? On the contrary, it offers nothing solid or sustaining but stress, pressures, and not much hope.
King David knew the secret of finding comfort no matter what he faced. Whether it was invading enemies, treacherous servants, or even opposing family members, he had reason to find some comfort. And where did he go? Always to God’s Word—the Word he had at the time—and God’s faithfulness in His life.
Here’s what he said in Psalm 119: “76Let, I pray thee, Thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. 77Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live….”
He knew the certainty of God’s mercy and grace assuring him of God’s love and His faithfulness. He also knew from his personal experience that God’s mercies were tender, not harsh and demanding. It was God’s lovingkindness, His grace, His favor operating in David’s life that gave him life, hope, and filled him with joy.
God’s comfort fits everyone. It’s the gospel of His grace through Jesus and provides everything you need to counter the world.