Name of God to proclaim and focus your worship to: El Erekh Apayim avi ha-tanchumim, (The God of All Patience and Consolation or God of Comfort).
Now, before you’re overwhelmed by the length, try pronouncing it in Hebrew with the following hints: ell eh-wreck ah-pie-yeem ah-vee hah tahn-choo-meem. Just in saying it we may feel a need for patience and consolation.
The first half of this Name means The Patient God. The second half of this Name explains the consolation and comfort that God provides for His people. It simply means that we are not alone, that we have someone to walk with us through our lives and our pain, and that someone is El Tanchumim, The God of Consolation. So put it all together – The Patient God, The God of Consolation. Say it again: El Erekh Apayim avi ha-Tanchumim. Now smile. Smile because of the hope that this Name provides, and the joy, and because it sounds ridiculous with an American accent. This name is found in Romans 15:5 “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus”. We know what patience means but consolation is the act of consoling; comfort; solace. Which is similar to comfort which is to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to; relief in affliction; consolation; solace. Do you need some of that today?
Scripture Promise to claim: 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
Read the promise above; thank El Erekh Apayim avi ha-Tanchumim for being your source of patience and the consolation and comfort you need on especially long days. Ask God for a word of encouragement in verse or song to get you through today.
Listen and journal a prayer of response. Pray for those God puts on your heart that need comfort, patience, consolation on these long winter days. Pray that they would sense His manifest presence especially in those moments of desperation.
Song to Worship with: Let Jesus sing this over you today: https://youtu.be/LjF9IqvXDjY