by Ruth Greene
“O my Comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint within me.” ~ Jeremiah 8:18, NKJV
Think of the times when you have gone through very painful events in your life. You have tried to remove the situations and nothing changed. You felt alone and uncomfortable. You may even have accused your family, friends, perhaps even your Heavenly Father or the people in your church for lack of caring. There is no peace or joy in your soul and you even feel hatred rising within. Your sorrow was a great as if your were drowning in your own tears and fears. Perhaps you were accused of something that was so untrue that it never entered your mind to do what was accused.
Oh, the joy that Yahshua [Jesus] offers you! When you fully give your life to Him, His presence is made known to you. Imagine the warmth like honey flowing over you as His presence engulfs you. Oh, the joy that comes when you give your cares up and refuse to carry those cares yourself. Have you forgotten? You are to cast your cares upon your Father and He will give you a light load… His load while He carries your concerns. Can you do that? Do you really trust Him? Your life will and can never be the same because YHWH is there for His broken-hearted people. (Psalm 34:18) Your Father has promised to never leave you. He is always with you. (James 1:9;1 Peter 5:7)
“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16, HRB
The entire Bible comes to focus in this verse to the world. The love of YHWH is not static or dead. Elohim’s [‘God’, YHWH] love is not self-centered. His love reaches out and draws His beloved to Him. His words set the pattern of true love. YHWH’s love is the basis for all loving and caring relationships, from large to small. When you for someone, you are willing to give freely of your time and abilities, in many cases to the point of self-sacrifice. YHWH set the example when He paid dearly with the life of his Son, the highest price that he could pay. Yahshua [Jesus] humbly accepted the punishment, paying the price for mankind… even your very own personal sin since you were born. What does He offer? He offers a new life that He bought for you… just for you. He wants you to share that love with others and act just like He did… willing to give up personal comfort and total security so that other people like you can join in receiving YHWH’s love. That is Elohim’s salvation of love. That is the joy He longs to share with you.