SCRIPTURE:  COMFORT, ENCOURAGEMENT, HOPE

I read a quote by John MacArthur about Scripture that I believe is accurate and true. I also believe it is needed today and is especially helpful as we are clearly living in the midst of one of “the trials of life.”

If you want to understand your hope, you go to the Word of God. And your hope is clearly defined in Scripture. I find comfort and encouragement from the Scripture because it gives me hope in the midst of all the trials of life.”  (John MacArthur)

Some examples of Bible verses that bring comfort and encouragement are included below. They give hope to those who seek to find it. They give strength when God’s help is needed to endure and get through life’s trials — even a global pandemic.

Do not fear for I am with you;
Do not be afraid for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, I will also help you,
I will also uphold you with My righteous right hand.”  (Isaiah 41:10)

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  (Romans 8:38-39)

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge just as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you so that you are not lacking in any gift as you eagerly await the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who will also confirm you to the end blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful through Whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”  (2 Corinthians 1: 3-9)

There are many more Scripture verses to bless your heart. I hope readers will begin or continue a lifelong search to find that which is needed for life’s trials. Meditate often on these verses and discover a personal favorite. Romans 8:28 is one verse that happens to give me comfort, encouragement, and hope anytime no matter the trial I face.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”  (Romans 8: 28)

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