Thanks so much, Heather, for having me over to get the word out about my new Bible study, The God of All Comfort.
We are a comfort-loving society. We like our creature comforts, so to speak. But in the midst of suffering, true comfort often surprises us. A kind word. A soothing hug. A special delivery of the Savior’s love. Right where we stand. Right when we get blind-sided. In the middle of hurt. On the main street of chaos. In the vortex of life’s storms.
We all need comfort and compassion because life gets tiring, does it not? When we struggle with sin, when family members aren’t saved, bills stack up unpaid, work exhausts, our health fails, and loved ones hurt – discouragement easily seeps in.
Suffering causes us to forget our blessings and look only to our circumstances – especially if we suffer over a prolonged period time. It creates distaste for the present. Dissatisfaction with the past. Distrust of the future. God desires something infinitely better for us. Nothing touches our lives that He has not filtered first.
But when we view our difficulties from the balcony of faith, we rest in God’s assurance that He never leaves us unloved or uncared for. God’s hope shines as a beacon of comfort.
In order for us to be able to relate to comfort from many different scenarios, I interviewed faith-filled Christians who relied on timeless truths to walk in obedience despite loss and heartache. Through their stories and God’s amazing Word, we follow the unmistakable handprint of a loving Savior who turns scars into life-changing stories.
Let me warn you these stories aren’t pretty. Loss, betrayal, shattered trust, anger, misplaced expectations, abuse, cancer, fear, divorce, and sacrifice bleed onto these pages. But we can relate to them, because perhaps we’ve been there. But these scenarios are quickly followed by love and hope provided by God, who relentlessly pursues us with ultimate comfort.
This study is different. Yes, we dig through Scripture in great detail, but we also see through real life stories how God spoke comfort into devestating situations. It shows in high-definition the way God pursues us in love with His ultimate comfort. This study is designed for small groups, but can also be done individually. It would make an excellent gift for someone you know how may be going through a difficult season in life.
I’d love for you to win a signed copy of this study, along with other nifty prizes:
- Signed copy of The God of all Comfort
- $50 Visa gift card
- $15 iTunes gift card
- Chamomile tea
- Mug (with study logo on it)
- Signed copy of my DVD Bible study series, Your Strong Suit, based on God’s armor from Ephesians 6.
TO ENTER, FOLLOW THESE THREE EASY STEPS:
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- Leave a comment below answering this question: When did God’s comfort surprise you most?
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD!!
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