When I’m in trouble or distress, where should I go first for comfort?

Psalm 9 9-10
The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, have never abandoned anyone who searches for you.

Psalm 119:52
I meditate on your age-old laws; O Lord, they comfort me.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loved us and in his special favour gave us everlasting comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and give you strength in every good thing you do and say.

Since God is our ultimate comfort, his Word is our greatest resource for comfort. God’s Word is as close as our fingertips, and God himself is as close as our whispered prayer.

How does God give us comfort?


Exodus 14:13
But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand where you are and watch the Lord rescue you. The Egyptians that you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. You won’t have to lift a finger in your defence!”

Psalm 145:14
The Lord helps the fallen and lifts up those bent beneath their loads.

Nahum 1:7
The Lord is good. When trouble comes, he is a strong refuge. And he knows everyone who trusts in him.

God brings us comfort through the examples of what He has done for others and in a reminder of His promises.