"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. (2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NIV)
"If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you, to some extent—not to put it too severely. The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient for him. Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. (2 Corinthians 2:5-8 NIV)
Sometimes in life it's hard to do the right thing, to not judge others, to allow God to work His will. I all too often want to rush in and "fix" a given situation to my will, without waiting for the God of all comfort to step in and do His work. It's especially challenging when I know without doubt that I am right and others don't see it.
These are the times Satan interjects himself into our lives. As my husband stated last night, sometimes he doesn't even need an invitation, because the door's wide open! I am praying today that I can keep that door shut and locked.
I'm praying for God's grace and comfort today -- for myself and my family and for you.
Thank you Dear Heavenly Father for pouring out your mercy, comfort and grace upon your beloved children.
Blessings on your journey,