“The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,because the Lord has anointed me,he has sent me…to comfort all who mourn…”
“Meanwhile the church…had peace and was built up.Living in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit”
Soul:I have no trouble fearing the Lord,but where is the comfort of the Holy Spirit?I worry that my troubles are too great for God.
“May Jesus comfort and bless you!Why are you so sad?….Dispel these childish fears which are aroused by the enemy of every good.Take comfort in the Lord and let yourself be transported by him,like a little ship in the middle of the ocean.Therefore,cast aside that silly and crazy worry,calm your soul and dont you break my heart.I bless you.
“May the infant Jesus bless you,reward you,comfort you for what you are bearing for love of him,and make you holy….Let the trials be great;he who sends them to you is greater and more provident”`
By your grace,Lord,I will accept the trials you send me,knowing that your comfort and strength will accompany them,so that they do not overwhelm me.Thank You.Amen.