Restore Comforts



Restore Comforts. Sometimes, today, I think we get a little complacent before God because we do not see His judgment upon our sins. Or, when God does send His judgment, we do not recognize it for what it is.


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“ I dwell in the high and holy place,
With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,
To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
16 For I will not contend forever,
Nor will I always be angry;
For the spirit would fail before Me,
And the souls which I have made.

18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him;
I will also lead him,
And restore comforts to him.

Isaiah 57:15b-16 and 18a, NKJV




Restore Comforts


It is to God that we must continually go because He alone has the ability to restore our comforts.



Often times we are afraid of God, and rightly so! Just a cursory reading of the Old Testament reveals a God of righteousness, holiness, and justice. Many times sin was dealt with immediately through plagues, the warring of enemies, and even having the earth open up and swallow the sinners alive.


It is good for us to think of this, especially when we remember His love. Sometimes, today, I think we get a little complacent before God because we do not see His judgment upon our sins. Or, when God does send His judgment, we do not recognize it for what it is.



God is truly a God of mercy; He knows our hearts and He knows that our spirits would fail if we continually felt the blast of His fiery anger. Look at the words of God in verse 16,



For I will not contend forever,
Nor will I always be angry;
For the spirit would fail before Me,
And the souls which I have made
.



Look at that last line, And the souls which I have made. Even here in the Old Testament we understand that our salvation is totally of God; there is nothing we can do! Praise God from whom all mercy flows.


Yet, we see that, not only has God made us, yet He also keeps us and comforts us. Like a father, he tenderly deals with us both in His chastisement and in His comforts. He also knows that we are truly just tender reeds. It only takes such a little strong wind of adversity to upset our entire lives.


How amazing that this God we serve is not unreachable. He is available to us 24/7. By the grace of Christ and His death on the cross, we are eternally pardoned for our sins. How can that be? What an amazing God we serve!



Our hope lies in verse 18, I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will also lead him, and restore comforts to him. So, go to Christ today for He alone can restore our comforts!




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