The heart of Luther’s healing counsel was to turn people to the heart of God. Yes, life is bad, but God is good—He’s good all the time.
“God often withdraws from us the comfort of visible things, in order that the comfort of the Scriptures may find room and opportunity within us” Martin Luther.
“The most dangerous trial of all is when there is no trial, when everything is all right and running smoothly. That is when a man tends to forget God.” Martin Luther
Having turned people to Christ for His infinite comfort, Luther then became “Jesus with skin on” by empathizing with his hurting spiritual friends.
“He who does not believe that he is forgiven by the inexhaustible riches of Christ’s righteousness is like a deaf man hearing a story.” Martin Luther
The final words of Katherine von Bora Luther. “I will stick to Christ as a burr to a top coat.”