Hope for the hurting

Hope for the hurting
Lisa Buffaloe

There are so many hurting people, so many lonely hearts, so much violence, trauma, and heartaches. Reality can be overwhelming. We can’t fix the world, but we can rest in The One who can. 

God promises …“I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak…” Ezekiel 34:16 (NIV) 

He delivers…“The angel of the Lord camps around those who fear God, and he saves them.” ~ Psalm 34:7 (NCV).

“The Lord helps them, rescuing them from the wicked. He saves them, and they find shelter in him..” ~ Psalm 37:40 (NLT)

“He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.” ~ Psalm 145:19 (NASB) 

He watches and listens…“Morning, noon, and night I cry out in my distress, and the Lord hears my voice.” ~ Psalm 55:17 (NLT).

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.” ~ Psalm 34:15 (NKJV).

“I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill.” ~ Psalm 3:4 (NKJV).

He heals….“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” ~ Psalm 147:3 (NASB)

“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,” ~ Psalm 103:2-3 (NIV)

He is our refuge….“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” ~ Psalm 91:1 (NASB)

“He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” ~ Psalm 91:4 (NLT)

“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.” ~ Psalm 9:9 (NKJV)

He is our rest….“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him” (Psalm 62:1).

He is our victor…“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33 (NASB)

God loves you. He won’t ever leave or forsake you. His power is greater than any need. His love is more tender than any human love. God is with you every step of the way, every moment, and every breath. You are never alone.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.” ~ Revelation 21:4-5 (NASB)

Mining for Treasure 

Allow God’s truth to provide hope and comfort for your hurting soul.

God is your deliverer, watching and listening, healing, allowing you refuge, rest, and victory.

From Unfailing Treasures Devotional by Lisa Buffaloe

About the author : Lisa Buffaloe

Lisa Buffaloe

Lisa Buffaloe is a multi-published author and speaker, who loves sharing how God’s joyful love has set her free from a difficult past. Find out more at http://LisaBuffaloe.com.

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