Monday, October 11, 2010

daily text 10/11

Monday, October 11th, 2010
"[Jehovah] is healing the brokenhearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots" (Psalm 147:3)

God's Word repeatedly assures us that Jehovah will come to our aid when we are discouraged or brokenhearted. Note, for instance, these comforting words: "Jehovah is giving support to all who are falling, and is raising up all who are bowed down." (Psalm 145:14) Moreover, our heavenly Father himself states: "I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, the One saying to you, 'Do not be afraid. I myself will help you.' " (Isaiah 41:13) How, though, does Jehovah, who dwells in the invisible heavens, 'grasp our hand'? How does he 'raise us up when we are bowed down' by heartache? Jehovah God provides such support in various ways. For example, he gives his people "power beyond what is normal" by means of his holy spirit. (2 Corinthians 4:7; John 14:16, 17) God's servants also feel the uplifting power that is exerted by the message found in God's inspired Word, the Bible.—Hebrews 4:12.
(Watchtower issue: 1/15/09, 3:1, 2)