The Pastor’s Comfort for the Task of Preaching

Friday is for Heart Songs

One of the most comforting verses in the whole of Scripture for a pastor is Psalm 19:7.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
      restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure,
      making wise the simple.

It tells him that the Word of God is the perfect tool to use when people need hope, encouragement, support, direction and perspective. In our church plants and campuses, we believe that the Bible is a sufficient guide for all the ills of the soul that plague our lives. And we have seen marriages healed, addictions eradicated, anger and bitterness conquered by relying on God and the power of his Word. Paul put it this way, the word of God is what makes a man or woman “adequate” (translate “competent”) for the tasks of counseling and pastoral care (2 Timothy 3:16-4:2).

If your soul is overwhelmed with the stresses of life and burdened by the weight of the past, turn to the Word of the living God.

The Word works.

It works because it is true.

It works because God stands behind it, God breathed it, and God watches over it to perform it.

His Word will last forever. So in the battles of life, learn to place your faith in the God who speaks and your life will be a glory to God and your joy will be made full and your ministry will be more than you imagined.

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