N.W.BOYER…Christian Author

Comfort…a Special Word

Because the world needs comfort and courage, it is good to remind ourselves what the Holy Scriptures have to say…especially as many places of worship are temporarily closed.

If you are Jewish, you will want to remember the words of your prophets in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).

If you are Christian, you may want to remind yourselves of both the words in the Old and New Testaments.

Other faiths have words that are meaningful to them, but for now, we, at Boyer Writes, can only say,

“Be blessed…be strong…and comfort yourselves and others because God is near!”

From the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament

Hebrew Bible

“Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.”
—Psalm 119:76

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
—Psalm 27:1

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”
—Psalm 55:22

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
—Deuteronomy 31:8

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
—Psalm 23:4

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
—Lamentations 3:22-23

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
—Psalm 46:1

“Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.”
—Isaiah 49:13

From the New Testament:

Open Bible

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
—John 14:27

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.”
—2 Corinthians 1:3

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
—John 16:33

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
—Matthew 5:4

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
—Romans 8:37-39

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This tender picture shows that even our pets can give comfort in the time of difficulty.

dogPatient

 

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