Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The God of all Comfort

A number of people have commented on how my talk on Sunday morning on God being the God of all comfort in all our troubles, and that we are called to comfort others with the comfort we have received (2 Corinthians 1:3-7) spoke to them. If you missed it on Sunday or want to listen to it again then it's here on our website.

After the talk Jacqui Webber-Gant, who does such a fantastic job with both our website and our growing media production team, sent me a link to a Mosaic YouTube video which so well sums up what I was trying to say. You can watch it here, but don't watch it whilst anyone else is around as public crying can be embarrassing!

God wants us to be a people prepared for the fact that trouble is part of life for us as followers as Jesus Christ, and that when it comes we can have confidence that not only is God going to be faithful and give us all we need to be more than conquerors in the face of the issues, but also he will use what we lean in our troubles to help others going through the same things. Romans 8:28 is a verse I am growing to understand more and more - "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.". Not that all things are good but all things work together for good.

If you have any stories of how God is working in you and through you in this way then why not add a comment so that others can be encouraged.

Have a great week and be looking out for those others you can comfort with the comfort you have received.

Simon.

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