To me, “comfort” is synonymous with love. Those I feel comfortable with, I love; places that remind me of good times, I love; things that bring healing, I love.
As a nurse, healing is important to me because it deals with the suffering of precious people in the world, whom I love.
God’s heart of love includes comfort but even more so, pursues us as well. He has pursued men and women, boys and girls…all of the people in the world regardless of nationality, gender, age, intelligence, beauty, athleticism, status or lack of. He has loved the world with an exclamation point. He has loved us with grace, with gifts, with His assuring presence. #neveralone
Those who are of the “elect” are the ones He omnisciently knows will respond to His generous gift. #receiveit
I’ve been studying Romans using my illuminated scripture journal since our church is also going through it (spending the last 4 weeks in Romans 8). #pastor MichaelMetcalf
I dropped to my knees this morning listening to a song that brought me back to my teen years, reminding me of my “first love” encounter with the Lord. Lamb- “Comfort ye my people”.
God comforts His people, see Hosea 14:1-9.
Lord, please heal us from “sin sickness” (Isaiah 53:5). Hebrew translation from Dr. David Eckman. – Teresa #comforted
Romans 8:31-39 (ESV)
God’s Everlasting Love
 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?  Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.  Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?  As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”  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.