God’s Comfort Through the Tribulation
For all those that fear the end-time tribulation, the Bible shares an assuring story where Jesus comforts His disciples during a storm. “But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” (Mark 4:38-40).
During the world’s darkest hour of tribulation, God will certainly supply all the needed strength. In John 16:33, Jesus says, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Paul declares joyfully, “who comforts us in all our tribulation” (2 Corinthians 1:4).
Whatever may happen, God is a proved refuge. David writes, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge” (Psalm 46:1-3).
The ninety-first Psalm contains special promises for those who will live during the last great tribulation. It says, “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked” (Psalm 91:5-8).
Also, the Psalmist makes it clear we will be in the midst of the world during the plagues yet remain untouched if God is our refuge. “No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling” (Psalm 91:10).
Promises of Hope
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4).
“I, yes I , am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear” (Isaiah 51:12).
“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2).
“The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?…Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I’m attacked, I will remain confident” (Psalm 27:1, 3).
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:37-39).
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword” (Romans 8:35). Praise the Lord for His assurances.
In His service,