“Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the Lord comforts His people and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.” (Isaiah 40:13)
I am a person with chronic pain from fibromyalgia, arthritis, and desiccated discs. Some days, I don’t want to get out of bed because of my pain levels; yet, it is my pain that gets me out of bed. God knows I can handle this, although sometimes I feel quite the opposite.
However, as we see in this verse, God comforts – not will comfort – but comforts His afflicted ones. That means He comforts us, my friends! Isn’t that awesome? We are His afflicted ones, at least some of them, and when He says He has compassion, He means it.
Remember, if you will, Christ’s sufferings. He was tormented, had a crown of thorns placed on His head, beaten, and then required to carry the cross for us. When He couldn’t do it, someone else did. Then he was nailed to the cross. It is very difficult to breathe when someone is nailed up like that. They have to lift themselves up from the nailed feet to take a breath.
Christ understands what you and I are going through. He has been there. Now He is in heaven at the right hand of God the Father. He was rewarded for His sinless life, as He lived a perfect life as God and man, and died for our sins. Let Jesus in, as He alone can save us. He understands and, “comforts His people and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.” Amen.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank You for suffering for us. Thank You for leading a sinless life so that You could be our salvation. Amen.
About the Author:
Wendy Spurling is from northeast Massachusetts and lives alone, but close by to good friends. She has a great support system. She enjoys helping others, college work, reading, and writing.