WHETHER THIS IS YOUR FIRST MARRIAGE, OR FIFTH…START

Remember her? She was half Gentile, half Jewish and she was on the heart of Jesus. He stopped everything and gave her the time she needed with him alone.

There was no condemnation for her from the God of the Universe who asked her for a drink of water. Read her story in John 4. He showed her no sense of his superiority, but he knew her history and got her attention by gently noting: “You have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband.”

He won her because of his attitude toward her: she was in the same position as every woman, she needed hope and vision and comfort and love. She asked him straight questions and he gave her straight answers. She needed that; she needed him.

We, in the final analysis need Jesus, The Comforter. He is the God of all comfort. His presence in your life and mine brings the power of the God of Creation into our lives. It is not a natural, commonplace existence. Scripture calls your Savior “the God of all comfort” (2Co 1:3). And in 2Co 1:4: “Who comforts 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.”

All of us have this in common: we have a lot to learn. And even if it is our fifth marriage we can still listen and learn. God starts with us – from where we are.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
ARE YOU OUT THERE?

• Do you have the desire to comfort others who are in trouble?
• Has God comforted you when you thought all was lost?
• Have you asked Jesus, “God of all Comfort” to come into your life?

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6 Responses to WHETHER THIS IS YOUR FIRST MARRIAGE, OR FIFTH…START

  1. Anonymous says:

    The Holy Spirit is so potent. There have times I've dropped to my knees and have been out of breath because of the Holy Spirit.

  2. Lizzie says:

    Jesus promised: "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." Joh 14:18

    It sure is a sweet experience when we sense His presence. We can anticipate "The God of all Comfort" to show up when and where and as He pleases. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Your teachings are so purposeful and practical. Too true, we are in need of the comforter who brings us perfect peace. God is so awesome, His son went to be by His right hand, but sent the comforter in Jesus' place. He promised that He would never forsake us. The holy trinity is perfect!

  4. Lizzie says:

    You are right. Part of the Comfort of the Holy Spirit is the peace Jesus gives. "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give…" We don't have to pay for any of it: "…the gift of God is eternal life;" You have added good thoughts here.

    Joh 14:27 and Rom 6:23

  5. Tonya says:

    Yes, but He comforts best when we take the time to come away.

    Mark 6:31 And He *said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.”

  6. Lizzie says:

    Agreed. There also may be times in the midst of a "storm" in our lives that he does the same. A woman diseased with an issue of blood twelve years came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment…Jesus words must have been a stunning comfort, right in the middle of her grief, "Daughter, be of good comfort…" and he made her whole again.Mat 9:20 Don't you love the respect God gives to women. Thanks for the comment.

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