When bad things happen to good people many wonder if God is watching. They wonder if He cares. Sometimes people need a reminder that God is there to comfort them in their trials. Jesus died so that we might live. He used the cross to cross out our sins. He cares for us and watches over us night and day.
2 Chron. 16:9 says “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.”
The following is a mnemonic in acrostic form to help us remember that God promises to comfort us in our trials.
W- When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers,
they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be
burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee (Isa. 43:2).
A- As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be
comforted in Jerusalem (Isa. 66:13); And we know that all things work together
for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose
T - The LORD isnigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a
contrite spirit. Many arethe afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth
him out of them all (Psa. 34:18-19).
C – Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved (Psa. 55:22); Casting all your care upon him; for he careth
for you (1 Peter 5:7); Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not
have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget
thee (Isa. 49:15).
H - Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up (James 4:10)
I - I, even I, amhe that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a
man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass (Isa. 51:12).
N- Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us ….
(2 Cor. 7:6); Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we
ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. (Eph. 3:20)
G – God isour refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psa. 46:1).
The texts in italics are alternatives Bible promises that can be used in the mnemonic device. You have more than one option in this respect. Always remember that God is watching over you because He loves you. Remember Psa. 30:5 says “… in His favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
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