The Comfort of the Scriptures

A bagel, a coffee, and a newspaper. THAT was the morning routine for several years. Most certainly NOT the Breakfast of Champions!

The bagel.

Smothered in cream cheese or butter was BOUND to add a few pounds to the body. And it did.

The coffee.

The verdict is still out on THIS beverage. Fifty percent of the experts say coffee is NOT good for you.

The other half say coffee IS good for you. The rest of the experts struggle with math.

The newspaper.

The more you thumbed through it the more the ink came off the pages and smudged up your hands. Be careful what you read. It WILL rub off on you.

Hello friend and welcome to 5 Minutes of Hope

Today’s topic is: The Comfort of the Scriptures

Every shelf in every library in the world may be filled with books but not every book on every shelf is filled with hope and comfort. If you’re reading of the atrocities of Nazi Germany or the horrors of war throughout human history, you won’t hear a lot about comfort and hope.

However, there IS a book … wherein … you and I can find comfort and calm in the chaos and the crisis.

God’s Word IS jam packed with comfort and hope:

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

Romans 15:4

In all of my affliction I find great comfort in your promises, for they have kept me alive!

Psalm 119:50

WHERE is the comfort in that Book, Doug? I’m so glad you asked that!

1. God is in control.

For dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.

Psalm 22:28

♫ In the eye of the storm, You remain in control

And in the middle of the war, You guard my soul

You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn

Your love surrounds me in the eye of the storm.

– Ryan Stevenson

Take comfort friend, GOD is in control.

2. The Holy Spirit is our Comforter.

When the disciples were all teary-eyed at Christ’s declaration of being taken from them, He promised them a comforter.

I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.

John 14:18

Jesus HIMSELF indwells, takes up abode, LIVES in the heart and soul of the believer by His Holy Spirit.

♫ Holy Spirit, what a comfort you are!

Holy Spirit, what a comfort you are!

Your lead us, you guide us, you live right inside us.

Holy Spirit, what a comfort you are!

Take comfort, The Comforter lives within.

3. Jesus Christ is coming again.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

I Thessalonians 4:16-18

♫ He’s coming soon. He’s coming soon. With joy, we’ll welcome His returning. It may be morn, it may be night or noon. We know, He’s coming soon.

Take comfort, dear one, He’s coming soon.

Mighty God, thank you for the Scriptures. May we find comfort in your Word today. In the matchless Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we pray. Amen

Friend, may you be FILLED with hope today and share with others.


  1. James Olsen Avatar
    James Olsen

    Thanks Doug…
    Excellent post, with lots of encouraging scripture!
    Only God’s word of truth will keep us sanctified from the lies of this world…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dougdial Avatar

      Word, friend, WORD! It’s so necessary, Jimmy!


  2. Ileana DeWitt Avatar
    Ileana DeWitt

    Awesome! 🎤 Standing on the Promises of God… 🎵

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dougdial Avatar

      Now see, would LOVE to feature you for a week on this website of Hope. Blessings, sister!


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