I must admit that one of my all time favorite dishes is macaroni and cheese. A close second would be a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup. Mmmm – just the thought makes me hungry. Really, is anything better than good old-fashioned comfort food?
What about comfort food for the soul? Sometimes the soul is cold and sore. Sometimes it’s gloomy outside and rain is falling and circumstances are hard. Sometimes our soul needs to crawl up in a ball with a blanket and feel some soothing warmth.
God has such comfort food for an ailing soul. There are many passages in His Word that are a healing balm to me. Mine are easy to tell: they are highlighted and marked and dated over and over with notes inserted every which way.
Do you need comfort right now? Let me share some of my favorite recipes with you.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalms 46:1)
“This I know, that God is for me.” (Psalm 56:9)
“When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.” (Psalm 37:24)
“Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” (Psalm 55:22)
“Neither has the eye seen a God besides Thee, who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.” (Isaiah 64:4)
Those are good for openers. Of course there’s much more where that came from. With a good meal under your belt you can start your own recipe box.