7 MAY

2017

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

Comfortable in uncomfortable places

‘He comforts us in all our troubles.’ 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT

God can make us comfortable in some of life’s most uncomfortable places. He can bring us through situations we think we won’t survive, or feel like we’ll be stuck in forever. He can give us peace when we’re under pressure. All of us will experience loss in our lives. Losing things can actually help us to appreciate what we do have. Failure can make our successes feel even better. We don’t know what tomorrow holds, but we do know that God has all our tomorrows planned out. Our future isn’t in the hands of our parents, our boss, or anybody else. It’s also not in our own hands. All our tomorrows are in God’s hands. And just because we might not understand the path we’re on, it doesn’t mean He isn’t leading us. He promises: ‘I’ll be right there to show them what roads to take, make sure they don’t fall into the ditch. These are the things I’ll be doing for them - sticking with them, not leaving them for a minute’ (Isaiah 42:16 MSG). He’ll be there when other people let us down. He’ll be there for us in the dark places. The psalmist writes, ‘The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter’ (Psalm 30:5 MSG). However long the night seems, morning will come – and His joy comes with it. Looking back, we can realise that His grace has protected us, provided for us, calmed us, comforted us, and brought us through. Times and seasons change, but God doesn’t. He’s ‘the same yesterday, today, and forever’ (Hebrews 13:8 NKJV).

What Now?
Set your alarm so you can get up early tomorrow to watch the sunrise. Use it as a reminder that however long the dark times may seem, God will bring morning.

Luke 8:26-56, Ps 46-48

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