130- I Accept Your Mercies
December 11, 1984
2 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort-
*the Father of mercies – my Bible says: this is His job and His joy
*the God of all comfort – all means ALL – when I need it, He’s got it
v 4 who comforts us in all our affliction
*once again, all means all
*affliction refers to trouble and calamity
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
The Bible is inspired by God for everything I need.
I am God’s born again child.
The Bible is true.
Every word is Spirit-breathed – 2 Timothy 3:16
None of my trouble, then, is out of His interest.
ALL means ALL. I receive Your comfort, Father.
Lamentations 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
I receive Your mercy—new every morning
With great gratefulness. Humbly.
Because proudly I cannot receive.
When I am proud I do not see my need.
And if I do…I do not ask.
When my flesh and the devil say God has put up with me all He can and I’m on my own, help me remember this verse, Father.
Self-diagnosis: PMS was the pop ailment of the day, and I had all of the symptoms. Dan said I could get whatever I needed in the way of food and vitamins. This was answered prayer.
A few days ago I wanted to comfort Mark. He held tightly to his blankie, which he calls his “wankily” and would not accept my love. I saw that You must be so crushed when we turn away from Your offered love.