When the Lord reassures us, it gives us comfort, peace, and encouragement. When we think of being soothed, we think of children, but as adults, we also need reassurance. Mothers of children seem to have a great capacity to reassure their children. When we are comforted, it enables us to move forward in a situation or to remain calm when we are unsettled.
There is something about a kind word or a special touch that all people need. Paul writes about the importance of comforting others.1 Corinthians 1:4 He (Jesus) comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. Who is the Lord putting on your heart to reassurance?
The Lord Gives Reassurance to Abram
The Lord came to Abram and called him to leave his family and relatives and move to a land He would show him. For Abram, this would mean a significant change both spiritually and emotionally. I would have been somewhat apprehensive about taking such a step if I were Abram.
Like a good shepherd, the Lord knows that Abram needs encouragement to move forward in faith, so He reassures him. Genesis 15:1Sometime later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.”  Abram does move forward in faith and think about what a difference the Lord’s words of assurance meant to him. This is the power of our words to receive encouragement and encourage others.
The Lord Reassures You
For a child to learn how to walk, they fall hundreds of times, but with reassurance, they pull themselves up and keep moving. When we fail, the Lord is always there for us. He is ready to listen to our prayers and cries for help. Nothing is more powerful than God’s word to lift a person out of the doldrums of life and set them on a new path.
Psalm 27:1. 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?  Do you need the Lord’s reassurance today? Remember, He is always with you, and His Holy Spirit dwells within you as a believer. Take the Lord’s hand and let the Good Shepherd comfort, guide, and reassure you.
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[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.