Wednesday, October 7, 2015

God Comforts Me!

Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. Isaiah 49:13

Where should you go in times of comfort? There are times in our lives when we need a word of comfort. What is the logical next step when in needs of comfort? I have a large family and I used to run to family members with all of my sorrows. I even have keys to my brothers and sisters house. I remember driving to their homes in the middle of the night. Being around my brothers and sisters and especially my nephews and nieces used to bring me peace during that period of my life. I quickly realized that the peace I felt by being around them was always short lived. Soon morning would come and all of them would leave to their respective jobs and/or their other responsibilities than I would find myself alone with my torments. Over the years, God has been faithful. He patiently worked with me in overcoming my fear of being alone in times of great needs. He has taught me to rely on Him alone. There is no doubt that my siblings love me but honestly I cannot think of one moment when either one of them solve any of my problems. Talking to them only delay the inevitable: I must tell Jesus.

Friend, you must learn to go to God. Let us be realistic, people have their own concerns and they are busy with their lives. Most of the times our calls go unanswered and we would spend day chasing after someone when we could easily get on our knees and talk to the only One who knows how to comfort us. Isn't that true? Scripture commands us to go to God when heavily burdened and he will give us rest. There is never a need to run right and left in search of comfort. your well-being and Comfort is important to God. Before He left, Jesus said "But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don't, the Comforter won't come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you" John 16:7

I don't think God would send a Comforter if He didn't think we would need one. Nothing is ever by accident with God. All is by design. Everything is set up to fit our needs. God is an excellent Father. He wants to be all that we need. My dear friend, stop running to family friends when you need answers and comfort learn to go to God. learn to lean on God. He really cares about you. He does not want you to face your difficulties alone. God is qualified to heal your body, dry your tears and calm your storms. He alone can answer those tough questions. He wants you healed. He wants you at peace. He wants you to have peaceful nights. He is able and willing to restore all that is broken and that include your physical body and your heart. Invite Him in, He will direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6), and lead you into everlasting life, (John 6:47). If you rely on Him, you victory is guaranteed. He will never leave you.

Don't wait for difficulties to develop the habit of talking to God. Talk to God continuously about everything and soon it will become a regular occurrence. What is keeping you awake at night? is it your health? Is it the safety of your loved ones and their salvation? Is it your next mortgage payment? Are you lonely? would you like to conceive a child? What is consuming you? Be consumed by and with God. He is the healer, Comforter, peace giver, and joy giver. God is the ultimate lover. He will answer your calls. You don't have to chase Him. In fact, He has been chasing you. He wants to give you His abundant life. He wants to heal you. He wants to touch you. He loves you. Let Him be your Comforter and be blessed!

"Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD. Jeremiah 1:8

Praise the Lord!