First Baptist Church of New Carlisle, Ohio has a rich and unique history in our community. Since 1955 we've been establishing ourselves as a lighthouse for Jesus Christ in our hometown of New Carlisle, Ohio.

We have Bible Study at 9:15 am and Worship Service at 10:30 am every Sunday. Childcare/nursery provided for all services. Wednesdays we have Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm and Revive Student Ministries for youth at 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Hug to Comfort You - by Wanda Hess  

Aren’t hugs the greatest thing to receive?  They can be a hug of love, a hug of support or a hug of greeting.  There can be no words to describe the feeling when a small child puts their arms around your neck, presses their little body against yours.  They don’t know what a hug is so you squeeze lightly on their little bodies to hug them.   Now there might  be some of you that don’t like any hugs because someone is getting in your space….And that is okay…surely you have another way to feel those special feelings.

Think about this “What about when GOD puts a burden upon you, He puts his own arm underneath you.  There have been times in my life that I hurt so bad I could not pray.  And I could not get through those times without knowing GOD was my strength.  Sometimes the hurts and pain are so great that only God’s presence will help.  GOD is our strength for us.  We hurt, struggle, and hardly know what to say or do.  At the point of our deepest despair, we feel His strength….His GOD hug!  He takes his arms and holds us, reminding us that we are his.  Within the comforting circle of his arms we are safe.

Sometimes God permits a burden to be placed on us.  He is trying to get our attention so that we will rely on his comfort and protection.

Moses wrote that the Lord “goes ahead of you.  He will not fail you nor forsake you. Do not fear, or be dismayed” Deuteronomy 31:8

Think about the burden you are carrying.  Is it an illness? The unceasing hurt and pain of a broken heart or relationship? Helpless concern for someone who is rejecting you and your Lord? Remember that He is well aware of every facet of your need.  He extends his presence and his “GOD Hug" of comfort to you.

Life is tough, and we can’t always straighten it out.  We just need a reminder of how close God is for us.

                                       So go ahead feel God’s hug and know you are safe……..

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