"For the Lord comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord...."
"And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away." (Isaiah 51: 3&11 ESV)
Comfort was never meant to be purely a sticking plaster for past hurts. We are comforted so our heart becomes strong and rather than playing 'catch-up' we have the reserves and resources to live more fully from the heart. We are enabled to live in our true inheritance as sons and daughters.
As we are comforted our heart is brought home. We see this no more clearly than in the story of the lost son in Luke 15. The son had prepared a speech about returning as a servant but the father would not have it - so far as he was concerned the son had never lost his place in the family, he belonged. When the Father comforts us he brings us home.
Our homecoming is not to scoop us out of and away from disaster. It is not a rescue plan for those who feel like they're sinking. Our homecoming is the outworking of our inheritance as we discover the peace and rest of knowing we belong in the Father's heart.
It will enable you to live with a free heart.
If you would like to go deeper there is a series of teaching on Comfort, together with an article which you can download at http://afathertoyou.com/conferences
The next Fatherheart 'A' School in the UK is in July at Cloverley Hall in Shropshire. This is an opportunity for you to experience Father's love and to know his comforting love filling your heart. All the details together with an online booking form are at http://fhmaschool.uk You are all very welcome.
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