Thursday, April 25, 2013
It seems that the things we have now such as computers and mobile phones which were intended to make our lives easier have actually moved us away from being more real and personal with one another. The words we write from a distance are just not the same as the comfort we can give our friends in person. We have to be the friend who helps other friends who are in need by taking time away from our busy schedule and our electronic toys so we can meet them face to face and comfort them showing them we care. Then we can tell them and show them of how God can help them in their lives to get through whatever they are dealing with.
Job 2:11-13 “When three of Job’s friends heard of the tragedy he had suffered, they got together and traveled from their homes to comfort and console him…When they saw Job from a distance, they scarcely recognized him. Wailing loudly, they tore their robes and threw dust into the air over their heads to show their grief. Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and nights. No one said a word to Job, for they saw that his suffering was too great for words.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, we get so busy. We get so involved. We get so focused. But sometimes not on the right things. We are getting to be a world where we think computers, cell phones and televisions are the focus rather than focusing on You and serving others. Help us to look for and be a comfort to someone in need today. Help us to put away our toys of the world and be a grown up by going to the people in need and serving them rather than giving them just a few minutes of our time in a text or email. Show us how to compassion people again, Lord, and how to be a truly comforting and caring friend. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Others will better know God and what He can do for them when we decide to be a caring friend to them showing them God’s love and comfort.
When we take time to be with those who are in need and suffering, God will use us to help them.
Our day is never too busy that we can’t take time to spend with a friend who is in need.
We all have friends who are struggling or suffering in an area of their lives. Let’s decide today to go to that friend and give them the comfort God wants us to give.
Our God is loving and kind and comforting to us when we are in need. He wants us to be the same to others so we can share His word with them and bring them back to Him.
2 Corinthians 1:4 “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” (NLT)