Stella dhinakaran

Word for the Weary

Sis. Stella Dhinakaran
13 Aug
Many times, when we lead a happy life, all of a sudden, like a bolt from the blue, calamities strike us. At unexpected times, we hear the news of death, accident or imminent danger. Who can bear the shock when heart is broken and eyes filled with tears? Only, those who have gone through the agony of life know what suffering is. Others may sarcastically say, “We are tired. Why do you go on repeat the same old story?” But, we should know that others can never give us the consolation given by the Father of all mercies and God of all comforts (2 Corinthians 1:3). Even when you walk through the valley of death, look only to the Lord. He shall comfort you and console you (Psalm 91:15).
In the year 1986, we happily started our journey by car to another place with our dear daughter Angel but we were shattered when our car met with an accident on the way and we lost our only beloved daughter Angel. We felt as if our heart split into two. In this terrible condition, it was our loving and merciful God, our Father in heaven, who embraced us and comforted us. But, one person who could neither understand nor comprehend our pain and agony, came to my husband and said sarcastically, “Why do you go on lamenting and shedding tears in public meetings about your daughter who is no more? Don’t you know that it is only God who took your daughter away?” My husband just kept quiet. Days went by. One day, this same man’s son went for a swim into the sea with his friends but never returned. After this bitter experience, this man came to my husband and said, “Brother, please, forgive me for what I had spoken against you. Now only, I am able to understand the pain and agony you underwent.” He wept bitterly. My husband, forgetting the past, hugged him, comforted him and prayed for him.
Yes, God can alone can refresh the weary and satisfy the faint (Jeremiah 31:25). According to this promise verse for the day, our God will comfort and console you whatever be your situation and wipe away your tears. Do not be worried. He will provide strength to your soul and make you live.
Loving Lord, You are my only comfort when I am heart- broken. On the cross, You won victory over death. Today, help me also to overcome my suffering and pain. Wipe away my tears. Let Your comfort and consolation give me the strength to overcome the sorrow and worries that burden my heart. In Jesus’ mighty name I pray, AMEN.

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