COMFORT FROM GOD
Comfort is something we all desire, and we all have our own ideas of where to find it. Some may find comfort by never leaving home, feeling secure in their familiar surroundings. Others find comfort in the great outdoors, sitting by a stream or walking in the woods. We can also find comfort from God.
There is a lot of talk about getting out of our comfort zones, and though we do need a push sometimes, we also need places to relax.
We need time away from the demands of life in order to rest and find refreshment. Often that means spending time alone with God, who is our greatest Comforter.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (CSB)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort.
He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
This verse was shared with me by my pastor when I had my first miscarriage at the age of 28. He actually wrote it on a blank page in the front of my Bible. Little did I know how that verse would come into play the following year when a good friend had a miscarriage. She said she knew I understood, because I had been through it already. So I was able to comfort her as I had been comforted.
THE COMFORT OF FRIENDS
Who doesn’t find comfort visiting with friends over a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or even a cold drink of some kind? It’s a beautiful time to share stories, have heart to heart talks and enjoy the friendship. We are able to pray with and for each other.
If we are anxious about anything, we remind each other to give our burdens to Jesus, who comforts in a way that no one else can.
Psalm 94:18-19 (NKJV)
The best encouragement of all is knowing that God will never leave us. We find contentment when we look to God for our needs rather than worrying or being afraid.
Hebrews 13:5-6 (CSB)
Keep your life free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for he himself has said, I will never leave you or abandon you. Therefore, we may boldly say,
The Lord is my helper;
I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
This is Day 8 of Five Minute Friday 31 Days of Free Writes, and the prompt word is comfort.
To read the other posts in this series click on: 31 Days of Encouragement.