Today’s Scripture Reading: Isaiah 48:12-52:12
Everywhere I go there are hurting people. Whether they’re grieving, physically ill, living in anger, or just worn out from “life,” weariness is a common theme in today’s world.
Sometimes I’m completely overwhelmed by the hurting in my circle of influence.
How can I comfort them? I’m so… Inadequate.
In today’s Bible study the Lord said, “Dianne, you’re right; you’re completely inadequate.”
The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.
The Sovereign Lord has spoken to me, and I have listened.
I have not rebelled or turned away. –Isaiah 50:4-5
Knowing how to comfort the weary is a gift from God. He gives us the words, He gives us the understanding, He gives us the stamina to continue.
Are you allowing the Sovereign Lord to give His words of wisdom and understanding or are you trying to comfort others in your own strength?
Let’s choose the easy way…listen to the Lord, and go in the direction he leads.
Heavenly Father, forgive me when I try to comfort others in my own strength and ability. Help me to realize that “morning by morning” You give me the heart, the understanding and the words to comfort others. Use me to comfort someone today.
© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Isaiah 52:13-57:21