Comort for Every Sufferer

Comort for Every Sufferer

Here is the comfort for every sufferer:

Hope is a person,

and his name is Jesus.

Life is a person

called Emmanuel.

God enters your life

by grace

and

by grace

makes you

the place where he dwells.

So he goes wherever you go;

he’s there with you in whatever you’re facing,

and

he lovingly provides you with everything you need.

You don’t have to search for him;

you don’t have to wonder if or when he will come;

you don’t have to earn his presence.

His presence with you has been purchased by his own blood.

In your suffering he gives you the best of gifts,

the gift of himself.

To be in him

and

he in you

is infinitely better than having an

easy,

predictable,

trouble-free

life.

And if hardship has been the tool that forges in you an unbreakable trust of him,

then your hardship hasn’t been for naught.

My prayer for everyone who reads this is that you would rest,

knowing that

the most important,

wonderful,

and

life-giving

thing

you could ever experience,

no one or nothing

has the power

to take away.

God is with you in

hope-giving,

rest-producing

grace,

and

he

is

simply

never

going

away!

— Paul David Tripp, Suffering