COMFORT FOUND IN GOD: A SHOULDER TO CRY ON

God, our comforter
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In the hustle and bustle of life, we should ask ourselves, “Where do I turn for comfort and solace?” For some, the answer lies in their faith, finding solace in the comforting presence of God.

 

For this blog post, we’ll explore the profound comfort that comes from a relationship with God. We will understand Him as the best comforter; full of love, kindness, and attentive care.

 

The Comforting Presence

In moments of distress and uncertainty, it’s natural to seek comfort. For believers, viewing God as the ultimate comforter brings reassurance and peace.

 

The Scriptures often portray God as a source of refuge and strength, a constant presence in our lives. Reflecting on this aspect of God’s character can provide a solid foundation for finding comfort in challenging times.

 

Although, we may know that scriptures assure us that God is our comforter, as it states in 1 Corinthians 1:3-4,

 

“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.”

 

However, when difficult moments arise, it is as if that knowledge vanishes from our minds and we either ignore our emotions or seek comfort in anything other than God Himself.

 

When such moments come I encourage you not to isolate yourself from God but see it as an opportunity to receive the comfort that only He can provide.

 

To reflect upon the characteristics of God and not what the enemy desires to fill your heart and mind with.

 

1. A Loving God

 

Contrary to some misconceptions, God is often perceived as stern or distant. Let’s delve into God’s love—unconditional, boundless, and ever-present.

 

Recognizing God as a loving figure transforms our relationship with Him. His love is the cornerstone of our faith, a powerful force that brings comfort and a profound sense of belonging.

 

In John 3:16 is states,

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

 

If God was willing to give His only Son, to us, allowing Him to die a painful death for us. Do you think that God’s love for us is part-time? That in times of weakness and distress, His love for us will stop or vanish?

 

Therefore, let this scripture be a daily reminder of His love for you, us, and that it will never fail.

 

2. God’s Kindness in Action

 

Kindness is often associated with humanity, but what about the Divine? Exploring the kindness of God opens our eyes to His compassion and mercy.

 

When we view God through the lens of kindness, our perception shifts, and we begin to understand Him as a benevolent figure. Who is ready to embrace us in times of need.

 

“How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter
    in the shadow of your wings.”_Psalms 36:7

 

3. God Listens

 

One of the most comforting aspects of faith is the belief that God listens to our prayers. Knowing that the loving Creator hears our thoughts, fears, and hopes provides a unique sense of comfort.

 

In this section, we’ll explore the idea of prayer as a powerful channel for communication with God and the comfort that arises from knowing we are heard.

 

God intends prayer to be one of the ways that we can communicate with Him. However, when we are in distress, our flesh may desire for us to stop that form of communication or lead us to pray ineffectively. The enemy sees this as an open opportunity to cause damage.

 

Due to this, although it may be hard to do, we should constantly focus our thoughts on the things above. By asking the Holy Spirit, our helper, to come to our rescue so we do not go astray.

 

Teach me how to live, O Lord.
    Lead me along the right path,
    for my enemies are waiting for me.”_Psalms 27:11

 

The Lord sees and knows that more effort from you to maintain a good relationship with Him may be required.

 

He understands that sometimes you may fail at doing so. God wants you to acknowledge and accept that you can’t do it alone and allow Him to intervene.

 

A COMFORTING REMINDER:

Also, beware that in such moments of frustration, grief, or any negativity, Satan will see it as an opportunity to distance you from God. Know that with little strength, God is prepared to carry and strengthen you.

 

He is not expecting you to have everything figured out and act as if everything is alright when it is not. Rather, He wants you to allow the Holy Spirit to remind you of His character. He is not the kind of God to abandon His people in times of distress.

 

In conclusion, finding comfort in God involves a transformative shift in perspective—a realization of God’s love, kindness, and attentive nature.

 

As we navigate life challenges, embracing this understanding can provide unwavering solace. May we find comfort in the arms of the best comforter, our loving and compassionate God.

 
        A DIALOGUE WITH GOD  

 

God the comforter, verse image

 
Dear God,

It’s been so hard…

 

When people speak of life holding so much beauty, and that there is so much more to what we see, I can’t help but feel as if I am living in the wrong world. Why does it seem like no matter how much I try to hold onto that hope I am disappointed?

 

God I’m trying to believe that you are there for me and you have not let go of my hand but please understand that it is hard. I’m frustrated and feel all alone. As if I am expected to find my pain and sorrow normal, maybe I should accept it and allow it to be my comfort.

 

Oh God, but I don’t want to be unfaithful. Please help me through these times, be my comforter.

 

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My Beloved,

 

I have noticed how you have started distancing yourself from me, and how our long and consistent talks have shortened with time. How slowly your heart has begun to harden towards Me.

 

It pains Me that your view towards Me has shifted to the negative, however, know that I do see all that you are going through and have not left you. It can seem like I am far from you but know that I am not. I am one call away.

 

Sometimes the way I show you that I am present is not what you had in mind. So you doubt my existence; you doubt my love for you.

 

The process may not look so pretty, but I am ready to hold your hand. I want to be your hero, to help you get through the pain until one day it is replaced with tears of joy.

 

You are seen. I am here.

 

Know that no matter what the case may be I Am is never too far away to communicate with you. Run into My arms and embrace Me as I embrace you. Your love is calling out to you, eagerly awaiting your return.

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  1. Hello cherished readers and fellow seekers of comfort! ✨

    As the author, I warmly welcome you to this transformative exploration. Your thoughts and shared experiences are not only valued but essential. Join in the conversation below and let’s build a community of encouragement and solace. Blessings to each of you! #ComfortInGod #ShareYourJourney

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