“In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.” (Ps. 94:19)
Divine consolations are the ultimate relief of a troubled spirit. Our thoughts can be noisy, like a wild crowd, unruly, ungovernable, sorrowful, tumultuous; but God’s comforts delight the soul, especially when they come in so seasonably to silence our unquiet thoughts and keep our minds easy. The world’s comforts give but little delights to the soul when it is overwhelmed with melancholy thoughts, but God’s words are a song to the heavy heart. God’s comforts reach deep into the soul, and will bring peace and pleasure which all the smiles of the world cannot give, and which all the frowns of the world cannot take away.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Cor. 1:3-4)
– Summary and Excerpts from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Old Testament
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