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.
It’s amazing what the power of thought can do.
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.
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.
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.
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.