God promises Comfort

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This world offers comfort in many forms, yet never touches the heart. You can spend your money, your time, your health, your life chasing comfort and never find it. In fact, I could make a strong case that the chase after comfort is frantically moving farther away from it all the time.

But you don’t have to strive for comfort. You don’t have to compromise what you believe. You don’t have to seek comfort in sin or indulgence or this world.

Comfort is promised to those who belong to the Lord. It is not accidental that the Spirit of God is called the Comforter. Part of His work in us is to minister God’s comfort to our hearts. By reminding us of the presence and love of God, the Spirit calms our hearts in challenging times. Nor is it a coincidence that the Spirit is “poured out” on the people of God. Like a soothing balm, God provides our comfort.

Sometimes I pray for the love of God to be a “balm” for a hurting person. A balm is usually an ointment that is rubbed into an area of pain. It may stop an itch, warm a muscle, protect and heal a wound, or soften a place of tension. A warm oil on dry skin, a penetrating salve rubbed into tense muscles, a ministering ointment poured on a wound. Comfort for the pain.

May the love of God soften the drive of anger, soothe the tension of anxiety, heal the memory of offense, relieve the pain of broken things, and deaden the itch of desire—in you and in me today!

The love of God has been poured out in our hearts
by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 5:5

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  1. Jeff

    Have a neighbor who is of stellar character as a believer. Her and her husband are a couple of stand up people who are walking thru so much. She has been in and out of the hospital for years now with an ailment that has nearly taken her life a few times but she keeps hanging in. Went to see her in the hospital on Thanksgiving and can see God’s comfort working in her. A real testament of what a believers walk should be under very rocky circumstances.

    My wife and I look to Patty as an example of graceful endurance when confronted with our own trials and our, (especially my) shortcomings when it comes to dealing with ongoing emotional struggles as a result of what we’ve been thru.

    Prayers for her would be appreciated. Again, her name is Patty. Thank you.

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