The Apostle Paul said in 1 Thessalonians Chapter 4 verse 18 "Therefore comfort one another with these words". He realized that in this world there would be discouragement, and that we would need to be comforted and encouraged. Jesus said himself that "In this world there will be troubles, but take courage for I have overcome the world". When we realize that Jesus is the source of all our comfort and encouragement, we can understand that he truly is the one who "will not leave us comfortless", and that he truly "comes to us". But we also know that God sometimes uses people to do the encouraging. How has Jesus used you to be an encouragement to someone else? And how has God used someone else to be an encouragement to you?
Christian Life is a wonderful life. That said it also has its trials and pitfalls, that we must navigate around. But, we can't navigate those pit falls alone. We must not look inward, outward, or any where else but up for our guidance.
Proverbs 20:18 "Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance."
Proverbs 1:5 "let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance"
When we try to go through life as a Christian, we no longer have a self indulgent life, but one that leans on the knowledge of God and his grace.
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight"
When you think of your life as a Christian, can you recall pit falls and temptations that The adversary has put in your way? Share with us how Jesus brought you through it?