We all need it. Yes, even men look for comfort. Children need and search for comfort. Women look for comfort. Christians, non Christians, the over burdened, widows, single mothers, teenagers, the elderly etc. There is no way to know who, except this - we ALL look for, have a need for, want, and desire comfort.
God never promised us that we wouldn't have any trouble, grief, unfairness, disease, poverty, etc., while we are passing through this life.
He is always willing to pick us up and crush our enemies, but are we living a Godly life so we know where to reach for his hand? Sometimes, you've heard it said, He gives us over to our sin. That's when we just won't stop - we repent and do it again and again. If He turns us over to our sin, and we ask for His help one final time (and he knows your heart); everyone will see when you come back to the fold that your belief has been restored, and their faith strengthens.
Similar to a parent - He holds our hand when we enter into dangerous situations. We will encounter lots of obstacles & struggles in life, but God will be always be there to comfort us and hold us up.
Anything we look for here on earth to comfort us (spouse, better job, status, etc) will in no way comfort us like our Lord; nor endure like Him. Those of us that suffer everyday medically, being jobless, divorced, losing a child or any other tragedy you may face; can take great comfort in.
It's kind of like the small boy who really wanted to go fishing. His parents said no, they were too busy today. He pouted, cried and said the "why me", "it isn't fair". Dad always took him fishing before! The boy went upstairs and stayed mad all day. When the doorbell rang it was all his friends and family coming a week early to surprise him for his birthday!!! (much better than fishing)!! There was cake and ice cream, presents, games, laughter, friendship - but most of all the knowing that someone took the time to plan it, fix it, keep it a secret, etc.... All thoughts were on him and he didn't even know it. (he just assumed no one cared because that's the way it appeared).
Take comfort in knowing what's coming is far more greater than any one thing you could hope for.
Created By Julie Robindon
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018