Building One Another

E. Stanley Ott

HELPER, Vol 8 No 17

April 27, 2009

Dear Friend,

Imagine you are Wile E. Coyote tearing down a road after the Road Runner when all of a sudden the Road Runner with a “Beep Beep” zips straight up just as a glass wall pops up on the roadway and you smash right into it – and you slowly slide down the glass and on to the roadway.

That is how it feels when you are running along in life and suddenly something just wipes you out. It could be a health or work or relationship issue or any matter that is important to you that suddenly goes awry.

What do you do? First, remember the nature of our God: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.” II Corinthians 1:3*

God is the God of all comfort – and the word comfort comes from a word that literally means one who comes along side to help! When trouble comes this God “gets it” and as the Psalm wonderfully puts it, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

And what do we do after we walk though a trouble with the God who helps us along side?

This is the God “Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” II Corinthians 1:4

Do you know someone who has hit some invisible glass wall and is sliding onto the road? Go alongside and help. Our Lord will love them through you!

With joy - E. Stanley Ott
Copyright 2009 E. Stanley Ott
*Scripture from the NIV