Day 25 – Comfort
Where to find comfort
Where do you find your comfort? Do you find it in music? Do you find it in someone you love? Do you find it in distractions?
Comfort found outside the Word of God is temporary. If you find comfort in music, what happens when the music is turned off? God’s Word permeates the soul. It makes us alive – that is what the word “quicken” means.
It stands to reason that when we are in need of comforting, we can find permanent comfort in God’s Word. Not only will it make us alive, it will keep us focused on Him!
The more we are in the Word of God, the more we can be assured that we will find comfort within its pages. The believer who does not spend time regularly in the Word is like a car that does not get regular maintenance checks. Without fluids being added regularly, the car will being to spit and sputter and eventually break down. This is the plight of the believer who does not take time to read his Bible. When this believer needs comfort the most, he will not find it – he will turn to something else to find that comfort. Unfortunately, that comfort will be temporary and will not meet the believer’s deepest need!
The God of all comfort
Verse 3 says that God is the God of all comfort! We do not need to look anywhere else or with anyone else. We simply need to look to God for all our needs – all our comfort. He will provide us with exactly what we need at exactly the moment we need it. Yes, even during those times when He disciplines us, He provides that same comfort.
We can rest assured that even when we are being disciplined by the Lord, He will give us the comfort we need. He will not allow us to be overwhelmed or exasperated as a result of His discipline. God’s compassion is above any man. His compassion never fails – His love is perfect.
God waits to give you comfort
Take control of your spiritual life, weary Christian. Do not let the devil has his way with you. He is the father of lies and is a lion seeking to devour you! Make time for God’s Word and find the comfort and peace that you are in such desperate need of. God desires to give you peace and comfort. In fact, not only does He provide that peace and comfort but you will find it He does this in a magnificent way! You will not be able to fully comprehend how you can possibly have His peace and comfort at the time. It is this perfect peace and comfort that will keep you going – the more you experience it the more you will want to stay on the right path for Christ. The more you will want to stay in the Word so you can constantly be refueled by Him! Don’t despair, dear Christian. Don’t give up! God is waiting to comfort you if only you will seek Him. Once you have found this comfort, it will keep your heart and mind encouraged.