We know that in heaven the Lord will wipe away all tears. There will be no more sorrow or pain. Yet, right now today, we are living in His everlasting comfort. The Helper or Comforter dwells within!
John 14:16 says, “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.” 2 Corinthians 1:3 says, “Blessed by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.”
His comfort strengthens and empowers us to endure. Romans 15:4 Amplified says, “For whatever was thus written in former days was written for our instruction, that by (our steadfast and patient) endurance and the encouragement (drawn) from the Scriptures we might hold fast to and cherish hope.”
Why do we turn to the book of Psalms in our time of need? Many are written by David in his times of distress. He expresses his heart in his anguish. We can relate. We can feel his pain as we navigate through our own.
Here is a new song about how the word sustains:
I’m sustained by Your Word, O Lord. It’s like glue that holds my grieving heart together. Your peace is like warm oil. It penetrates and soothes. Your truth is my shield and my refuge. It’s my rock in which I hide.
You are my strength, O Lord. Each breath I take I’m breathing in Your presence. Every moment You are there to comfort and to bear. In Your arms I am secure. For I am nurtured in Your love.