By, Faith Dea
“I, even I, am he who comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass: And forgettest the Lord thy Maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy?
And where is the fury of the oppressor?”
1. God wants to be the One to comfort me. God is ultimately the One to comfort me.
God relishes His own role as Comforter in my life. (John 16:5-7, 15:26, 14:16-18)
2. How often has fear gripped our hearts at the thought of someone harming us or our loved ones? Some have indeed hurt us tremendously in various ways. In comparison to our Father God, people are mere mortals. In comparison to our Father God, human beings are but as grass; grass grows nicely and adds color to the earth, but is easily trampled on, easily withers away.
In comparison to our Father God, the wrath of the human oppressor is as nothing.
3. The Lord my Maker is the One who has stretched out the skies! He is the One who has laid the foundations of the earth. He is the One who has stretched out the universe precisely the way it is. (Genesis 1:1)
4. There is a fear that is good and should be present in my life, and that is the fear of the Lord. We find it all through the Old and New Testament. (Psalm 111:10, Proverbs 1:7,29, 8:13, 14:26, Acts 9:31)
Am I letting the Spirit of God comfort me today? Have I told Him how much I fear or have magnified someone/a group of people or organization of power? Let the Creator God instead be magnified in my eyes, heart, mind!
“Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:
and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.”