God is My Fortress, My Strength, and My Help (Boice)

Most of us know well the opening words of Psalm 46: "God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.  Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas..." (Ps. 46:1-2 CSB). This is an awesome Psalm to memorize for comfort, strength, and… Continue reading God is My Fortress, My Strength, and My Help (Boice)

Much We Need Thy Tender Care (Brooks)

We know that God cares for his people. We're called to cast all our anxieties on the Lord, because he cares for us (1 Pet. 5:7). He's mindful of his children (Ps. 40:6). It's very clear throughout Scripture that the children of God are cared for! In his booklet "A Heavenly Cordial", Thomas Brooks gave… Continue reading Much We Need Thy Tender Care (Brooks)

We Stand by the Power of God

The truth that God never forsakes his people but always preserves and protects them is one of those biblical teachings that is the source of deep comfort.  Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ (Rom. 8:39). No one can rip us out of the strong and loving arms of the Lord… Continue reading We Stand by the Power of God

The Art of Faith; or A Holy Defiance (Sibbes)

 Psalm 27:1 says this: "The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?" (NASB).  Richard Sibbes preached an outstanding sermon on this text around 1630.  Sibbes noted that in the first part of this Psalm, David explained his comfort, his… Continue reading The Art of Faith; or A Holy Defiance (Sibbes)

The Answerable Comfort of God (Sibbes)

 In Christ, we know our heavenly Father as the God of all comfort (2 Cor. 1:3).  The Heidelberg Catechism puts it so well: our only comfort is that we are not our own, but belong, body and soul, in life and in death to our faithful Savior Jesus Christ.  There is abundant comfort in Christian… Continue reading The Answerable Comfort of God (Sibbes)