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Christian Comfort

We believe that Jesus Christ is the greatest source of comfort, strength, help and friendship that we can experience on life's journey. You can find out about Jesus by reading the Bible, by going to church or by asking somebody who you know to be a Christian.

Here are some of the words that Jesus spoke to people in various situations, we hope that these words will speak to you as well. The brackets give the Bible reference so that you can read more for yourself.

 

Whatever is going on in your life, help may be 

found in God’s promises from the Bible.

 

Feeling lonely?

Jesus says 'I am with you always' (Matthew 28:20). Also make a point to go along to a friendly church. There are four in the Benefice and many more throughout the country.


Feeling stressed?

Jesus says 'Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest'.  (Matthew 11:28). Why not put some moments aside to quietly relax and seek Jesus in prayer. 


Concerns about ones ability?

'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me'  (Philippians 4:13)

'Fear not I will help you' (Isaiah 41:13)


Help for ill health

Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits - who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. (Psalm 103: 1-4)


Moving out from home?

Peter said to him, 'We have left everything to follow you!'.  'I tell you the truth,' Jesus replied, 'no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields - and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.'   (Mark 10:28-30).

Also:

I lift my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip - he who watches over you will not slumber: indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you - the Lord is your shade at your right hand: the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life: the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and for evermore. (Psalm 121)


Feeling Lonely?

(Jesus said) 'Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me' (Revelation3:20).  Also (Psalm 2) & (John 14:15-21).


Lacking confidence and/or needing assurance?

'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me' (Philippians 4:13)


Do you need guidance?

'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight' (Proverbs 3: 5, 6)


Need peace?

(Jesus said) 'Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid' (John 14 v 27).


Are you sorrowful?

'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds' (Psalm 147:3)


Are you tempted?

'No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide you a way out so that you can stand up under it'  (1 Corinthians 10 v 13).


Are you troubled?

(Jesus said) 'Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me' (John 14 v 1).


Are you weary?

(Jesus said) 'Come to me, all you who are weary and are troubled, and I will give you rest' (Matthew 11 v  28).


Feeling afraid or fearful?

'So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand'  (Isaiah 41 v 10).


Are you anxious or worried?

'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God' Philippians 4:6,7


Have you had a bereavement?

'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds'  (Psalm 147 v 3).


Are you feeling discouraged or depressed?

'Fear not I will help you' (Isaiah 41 v 13)

'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me' (Philippians 4 v 13)


Do you have doubts?

(Jesus said) 'Everything is possible for him who believes'.

(Response) 'I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief'  Mark 9 v 23 & 24).


Do you feel your faith is weak?

(Jesus said) 'I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed........Nothing will be impossible for you'    (Matthew 17:20)


Do you feel far from God?

(Jesus) 'I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me'  (John 14:6)


Do you feel inadequate?

(Jesus said) 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness'. Therefore I will boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)


Have your friends failed or deserted you?

(God says) 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you' (Hebrews 13:5)


Are you at the end of your tether and/or had enough

'The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you'  (Psalm 9:9,10)