God’s Truth for Trying Times - 5/10/20


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 5/10/20


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: 2 Corinthians 1:3-5


“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.” (2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:3-5‬)


CONSIDER: “Blessed” signifies that God is the source of blessing, mercy, and comfort. We know that the purpose of God’s comfort is for us to share it with others. We know that the comfort we have in Christ is abundant, more than enough, overflowing. God is the source and supply of everything we need to not only survive but thrive in this life, as we long for our eternal home.


THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?


PRAY:‬‬ Pray these verses to God as a prayer. Pour out your heart in praise to God. Pray for others. Present needs to Him.