Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Judges 19; Isaiah 37:8-38; 1 Corinthians 15:1-34

Yea, 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, NKJV

Comfort is derived from Latin roots: con, “to be with” and fortis,
“strong.” Literally comfort means “to strengthen by companionship”.
A child facing a lonely dark trek would walk without fear if
his father held his hand. Likewise, God wants His people to realize
the blessed reality of His presence when facing life’s trials in the
ever-shifting valley of shadows. Comfort in times of distress is one
of the principal benefits of walking with God. —W. A. H.

I have been through the valley of sorrow and weeping,
The valley of trouble and pain;
But the God of all comfort, the God of all comfort,
Was with me to hold and sustain. —Lettie Cowman