Comfort from the Great Comforter

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“I relieved his shoulder from the burden; his hands were freed from carrying the basket…” Psalm 81:6, HCSB

Have you ever cried out to God with such a need for Him to comfort you in that exact moment? You’re in such distress and despair that only our Almighty Father can calm the demons tormenting you? It is in those moments, when we realize how badly we need a Savior, that Christ comes to our aide.

A little while ago, I was driving home from work and my mind was in utter chaos. I was overwhelmed by many things that had happened and were going to happen in the near future. As I was driving, I asked God to send the right songs on the radio so I could be comforted and have restored peace. I kid you not, AS I WAS PRAYING THE PRAYER, Jeremy Camp’s “Word of Life” begins playing on the radio. The very first line is, “Word of life, speak to my weary heart…” and I instantly thanked the Lord for sending this upbeat worship song my way. After the song, I changed the radio to another Christian station and THEY INSTANTLY BEGAN PLAYING Casting Crowns’ “Oh My Soul.” Well at this point, I have lost it. I am bawling, crying out to God, giving my burdens over to the One who hears my cries! It was a well-needed worship service in my 15 minute commute home. Dear sisters, The Great Comforter WILL comfort us. He will free our hands “from carrying the basket.” He will relieve our shoulders “from the burden.”

After my grand worship service, I went home and opened up my Bible. The very first verse I saw was Psalm 81:6. I am so thankful that the Lord hears us and comforts us. He knows every burden. He catches every tear we cry. He is faithful and WILL protect us from the evil one. All we need to do is trust in Him. I praise You Father for comforting us in our time of need, for loving us and telling us you love us when we need it most. I love You Lord! In Christ I pray, Amen.

~Lauren Ray

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One Comment

  1. Shelly Johns
    Posted September 25, 2017 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I love this post, Lauren. Sister, I have been right there! God is so faithful.

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