When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy. – (Psalm 94:19, HCSB)
I was very worried and upset, but You comforted me and made me happy. – (Psalm 94:19, ERV)
When I was upset and beside myself, You calmed me down and cheered me up. – (Psalm 94:19, MSG)
Whenever my busy thoughts were out of control, the soothing comfort of Your presence calmed me down and overwhelmed me with delight. – (Psalm 94:19, TPT)
I am constantly amazed by the Lord and how He brings balance back into our lives. When we are overwhelmed with what surrounds us, He brings us peace, comfort and compassion that bring us joy. He calls us into community so that His love can be made tangible. God is good, and He brings us the peace of His presence that shows us again what is good.
When life overwhelms,
And all seems a mess;
Choose turn to the Lord,
For He knows what’s best.
He soothes weary hearts,
Brings comfort and peace;
Reason to delight,
As love is released.
So, turn to the Lord,
Allow His love in;
His joy and His peace,
Restore hope again.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we are weary and overwhelmed, we can come to You to find comfort and peace. Thank You that You show us again what is good, and bring delight, even in the seeming darkness. Forgive us for our frustrations and fears when all seems too much to bear. Show us again, that You are with us and for us, and remind our hearts of our reasons to rejoice. Lead us to love one another well, so that all whom we encounter are encouraged and built up. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we bring our cares before You and You exchange the weight for the joy found in You. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God. – 2 Corinthians 1:4