Christian, in the tough times in your life, where do you dive into God's word to find reassurance and comfort from your Father?
a particular epistle?
Right now, many Christians in America are getting their first taste of just a small iota of God's discipline. We (I will admit, myself included) have squandered our blessings and gifts. God, in his infinite kindness and mercy, is using this economic downturn to strip us from some of the false idols we worship... comfort, gluttony; and move us back to the position of being a servant to others.
As to my answer to the question above, I am seeking the Lord's wisdom and love in the book of Jeremiah. Seeing the discipline given to God's People back then and knowing that He will be there to support me at any time, if I keep turned towards him, has been a great comfort. Knowing that there is nothing outside of His control helps banish those fears and anxieties that relying on my abilities instead of relying on His tends to bring.
My prayer for you is that you heed God's word in these times, draw closer to Him and be ready to explain to others the reason for our joy when it seems like the world is falling apart around us.
This world is not our home, we have a better one waiting for us, hold fast to that Promise. Let us finish our jobs as ambassadors well, being guided by the Holy Spirit as we are conformed to the image of Christ, so that the Glory and Love of God is proclaimed to all.