Comfort is the Five Minute Friday prompt for this week. I like the sound of that word. It gives such a good feeling. Just the thought of it immediately causes me to relax and begin to feel refreshed.

 

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I think of all the ways we can be comforted. Sometimes it doesn’t take much at all. When I’m all sweaty from a workout, just taking off my shoes and drinking a fresh glass of water brings the comfort I need.

Or maybe I’m feeling down and I read comforting words in a blog of a friend. These words of Bettie Gilbert were very refreshing and inspiring as I read them.

Jamie Bagley also has a refreshing post that encourages us to not just slow down, but savor. In her words: It’s one thing to stop what I’m doing and another thing entirely to actually immerse in a brief period of rest. We can find comfort for our souls during our times of rest. Click To Tweet

 

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Comfort is found among friends – me, Jamie Bagley and Amanda Eastep

 

Comfort Comes in Many Ways

We can bring it to others by being there for them, giving a smile to someone we pass while we’re out, offering to babysit to give a tired mama some time to rest. 

Jesus, before he left to go back into heaven promised that a Comforter would come after him. That was the Holy Spirit who comforts in ways no one else can.

(John 14:16-17 KJV)

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

So much more can be said about comfort, but I’ve already gone over my five minute time. It’s a subject I’d like to come back to and take more time to study.

 

(II 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.

 

I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday, #FreshMarketFriday, #TuneInThursday, #FaithonFire, #Glimpses, #MomentsofHope, #CoffeeforYourHeart, #porchstories, #TeaAndWord

 

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24 thoughts on “Comfort Can Be Found in a Variety of Ways

    1. Andrew, thanks so much for taking the time to leave such an encouraging comment. Yes, pain helps us know where we are and is really a necessary thing. Of course, none of us like much pain and I know I’ve never had to deal with as much as you have.
      You are a shining light, dear Andrew, and I pray that God will strengthen, comfort and even heal if that is his will. You and Barbara are in my prayers.

      God bless!

  1. I love your heart for others shining through. Bringing comfort to others can certainly be simple if we only have eyes to see the opportunities.

    1. Thank you, Jodi! and you’re right, we just need to look for the opportunities.
      Hope you have a great weekend.
      Blessings to you!

  2. Such truth, Gayl. I tried to pin the post but temperamental Pinterest ‘couldn’t do it because the link could be spam.’ ???

  3. Dear Gayl,
    I am so honored that you would include me along with those who have brought you comfort, because you have brought comfort to me so often! Isn’t our Lord so good like that? He spreads His comfort around so that we can find even more comfort as we share with each other! Hugs and Love and Blessings to you my dear friend! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      I’m so glad God made our paths cross if just online for now. You have definitely been a blessing and an encourager to me and to Jamie. It is a comfort to know we have friends/sisters in so many places who share together to encourage and bring glory to God.

      Blessings, love and hugs to you, too, my dear sister/friend! xoxo

  4. Yes! I’m all about times of rest and refreshing right now. It not only makes me comfortable in body but also my soul ….

    1. When we take time to stop and really savor the time, it’s true that our souls will also be refreshed. Thanks so much for visiting, Jerralea!

      Blessings to you! Have a great weekend.

  5. I don’t know what I would do without the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit. There are many days when I go without speaking to or seeing another person until my husband barrels through the door after work. Sometimes it’s lonely. I’m so glad that He is always with me, always ready for a chat.

    1. I know what you mean, Marie. I don’t know what I would do without knowing He is with me. He gives me peace that I couldn’t manufacture on my own.

      Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you!

  6. Comfort is a peace-filled word, isn’t it? I enjoyed your thoughts on this today, friend. Have a blessed week!

  7. I love how your friend uses the term savor! I also love the comfort and peace I find when I am in my quiet time. You are right, comfort comes in so many ways. And, most importantly, through the Holy Spirit! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Robin. I love how she uses it, too. She’s a really good friend and also my daughter. She’s always inspiring me. 🙂

      I don’t known what I would do without the Holy Spirit’s comfort and the comfort of loving friends and family.

      Thanks so much for visiting! Blessings to you!

  8. If not for the Comforter, I would not make it through each day. I’m one of those who tries to bring comfort to others, even if only in some small way. Or maybe that’s encouragement. Oh! Comforting encouragement! Okay, annnnnnyway…

    Yes, so many ways to find comfort, but it’s only in Him that the real comfort surrounds us.

    Visiting via Barbie’s #glimpsesofhisbeauty… I’m in the #23 spot this week.

    Blessings to you, Gayl! (P.S. My middle name is Gayle!)

    1. Thanks for visiting, Diana! Yes, I don’t know what I would do without the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide. I like your phrase – comforting encouragement. 🙂

      Blessings to you! How cool that we share a name. 🙂

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