Finding comfort in Jesus
Today's devotion is based on 1 Thessalonians 4:18, "We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep."
So, what are the words that we should comfort one another with? First, Paul tells us that those that are 'asleep' in Jesus will rise again. How do we know this? Because Jesus died and rose again. In his resurrection, we have hope and can be comforted that our loved ones who are 'asleep in Jesus' will rise again. The death of a loved one is unbelievably sad, but it is not hopeless.
Please pray with me: Father, thank you that we can draw comfort from your words. Today, I lean into your faithfulness and draw comfort from the assurance that your plan is perfect and that I am yours. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen.