by Pastor Ken
For the LORD has comforted Zion. He has comforted all her waste places, and has made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in them, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
The Bible is full of wisdom as to how we can have a positive and peaceful attitude even when everything around you is negative. God wants you to have these things because He loves you. He wants you to know that:
1. He will give you comfort. His grace and mercy brings relief like nothing else does.
2. God can change a dark and dreary situation into something beautiful. When my heart was in a desert of sinful consequences, Jesus came in. He brought a beautiful, abundant, and fresh Garden of Eden into my heart. He can do it for you, too.
3. Your heart can be filled with joy. Knowing Jesus intimately will fill your heart with joy and make you want to praise Him.
Father, thank You for Your comfort. I praise You because of the joy and gladness that come with Your unlimited abundance of blessings. In the beautiful Name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.