Unlimited: Our God the Comforter
Sep 25, 2019 1723
God, that comforts those that are cast down (2 Corinthians 7:6, NIV).
And who comforts like him? Go to a poor, melancholy, distressed child of God and comfort him. You will not bring forth psalms of praise, hallelujahs, or joyful sonnets.
But let God come to his child, let him lift up his countenance, and the mourner’s eyes glisten with hope. Do you not hear him sing— “’Tis paradise, if thou art here; If thou depart, ’tis hell?” You could not cheer him up, but the Lord has done it; “He is the God of all comfort.”
There is balm in God. 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 goldbeater and can hammer that promise out for whole weeks.
So, then, Christian, you do not need to sit down in despair. Go to the Comforter and ask him to give you consolation. You are a poor dry well. When a pump is dry, you must pour water down it first of all, and then you will get water. If you are dry, go to God, ask him to shed abroad his joy in your heart, and then your joy will be full.
Go first and foremost to your “God, that comforts those that are cast down,” and you will soon say, “In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.”
– Charles Spurgeon (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Where do you go to find comfort when you are hurting, sad, or depressed? It is so easy to go to those around us but first, go to God and let him be your comforter today. Seek his healing and comforting presence now.