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“Even the smallest tender mercy can bring peace when recognized and appreciated.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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Thank you!

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Isaiah 40:1

Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God.

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One thing I know for certain.

God is love (1 John 4:8).

I have experienced this as true many, many times.

I see it reflected in Jesus who said that if you know him, then you would know God (John 14:7).

Jesus proclaimed his mission statement in the synagogue at the start of his ministry, reading from the Prophet Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free (Luke 4:18).

How comforting is that?

Jesus gave us many comforting words, such as in the parable of the lost sheep.

He said, “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not stray (Matthew 18:12-13).

Allow these words to bring you comfort.

Be silent and feel the peace that surpasses all understanding deep within you.

Then, look upon a hurting world, not with eyes of judgment and criticism, but with eyes of compassion and comfort.

Hear God’s words spoken to you: “Comfort, give comfort to my people.”

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Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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