IDOK DEVOTION FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008
I am searching for words to describe the sense of promise that came to me when I read these two verses, especially WHO COMFORTS US IN ALL OUR TROUBLES. I noticed the word ALL. We are comforted in ALL our troubles, not some or a few or most but ALL. In any trouble, in all trouble, it is my Father’s Will to comfort me. As I said I am without words to describe the sense of promise this gives me. So in those troubles wherein, I am without that sense of comfort, something must be amiss and I know it is not Father because here in His Word He promises to comfort me. As I ask myself what would keep us from receiving this promised comfort, another Scripture comes to mind. This is Jesus speaking of Jerusalem and the comfort He desired to be to Her.
Matthew 23: 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! source
At that time, Jerusalem was not comforted. Do you see why She was not comforted? Because she refused – She would not be comforted. She was like a crazy little chick standing in the rain with her beak turned up to the sky instead of fleeing to the shelter of her mother’s wings.
No little chicken with proper instinct would trade the comfort of her mother’s wings for cold rain. Maybe we could learn from a chick. Lets let not pride or any other sin keep us from the Comfort Father desires to give us in ALL our troubles.
Psalm 91: 1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. source
Day and Night and in every situation, He is our Shelter, Our Protection if we will abide under the shadow of HIS WINGS. Amen and Amen!
Father, thank You for this promise. Thank You that it is Your Will to comfort us in all our troubles. And when we are comforted Lord, help us comfort others for Your Name Sake. This is a sweet, sweet promise and I don’t want to forget that You have made it and I don’t want to run from Your Comfort and I pray that none of our IDOKs will refuse Your Comfort. And we come now with these listed here and we pray for their comfort; that nothing will hinder them from receiving Your Comfort designed just for them. Thank You, Father. And Lord we pray for our IDOK Troops to also be comforted today and protected today in mind and body and spirit. And we pray for a successful conclusion to this war; for the Peace of Israel and the repentance of America and the revival of Your Church.