Thursday, June 7, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 20:1-21:23; Joel 2:1-32; Luke 12:1-21

Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

Have you ever been discouraged? Of course you have. Who hasn’t? David was and his response was to encourage himself in the Lord his God (1 Sam. 30:6). Paul wrote: “Blessed be…the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God” (2 Cor. 1:3-4). We will always find comfort when we
turn to the Lord, but in His grace He uses our sorrow to prepare us to comfort others. What a good God we serve. —K. C. Ung

Oh, sorrowing mortal, why still despair, the Father will gladly bestow,
A tender compassion for all thy care, a balm for thy every woe. —Thomas P. Westendorf