“God is always near, always present, always holding us close, and through his Word, he is whispering words of true comfort to us.”

March 10, 2019

As the book of Isaiah transitions to the message God gave the exiles for the time when they would inevitably be taken into exile, we find a powerful message of comfort.  In the depths of sorrow, when dreams have been destroyed and lives have been turned upside down, God reminds us that he is near, he is holding us close, and he has the power to bring about his promised redemption.

Application Questions

  1. Is comfort something you are currently longing for from God?  If not, in what ways do you think keeping the message of his comfort in your pocket will be helpful?

  2. When can you remember having experienced God gathering you in his arms and holding you close?

  3. How does God’s power make the promises of God’s redemption truly comforting?

  4. Where are you tempted to look for comfort, asking “are you my god?”

  5. What truths do you need to remember in order to be able to truly trust God and wait on his perfect timing and redemption in your life?

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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