Commentary By: Gordon King
True and lasting “peace and comfort” come only from God. Jesus is the Prince of Peace.
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.“
We all shall go through times of tribulation, of heart ache, grief, and mourning. This is a fact of being human. Yet, many of us find it difficult at times to endure. Even though we are saved, we have placed our trust and faith in Jesus Christ, there are times which seem too much to bear.
We must remember God’s promises to us. We must remember that no matter what happens, that He loves us dearly and is always with us. It is by His mercy and forgiveness, His loving kindness, that He bestows upon us His peace and comfort in times of difficulty. It is in Him, by Him, and only through Him that we have true peace and comfort.
There are many verses in the bible which tell us of God’s assurances to give us peace and comfort.
2 Thessalonians 3:16
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
When you are feeling down and out, like the world is closing in on you, rest assured that God is with you. That He will give you the peace and comfort you need when you need it. His words are true, His promises to us are true. He is faithful, loving and kind. We are His children, His prized possessions. He does not want to see us suffer, but to be with us during difficult times.
So the next time you feel discouraged, overwhelmed, or grief-stricken, remember God’s words to us. They are living words, and shall give you the peace and comfort you need when you need it.
God bless my friends! May the Lord God Almighty give you the peace and comfort which only He can! Amen