A World That Needs Comfort
There are so many who need comforting. Often while we desire to comfort others, we don’t know what to say or what to do.
Sometimes people say things that really don’t help. Sometimes people try to talk about something else they are comfortable with in an effort to disract those who are suffering. When those approaches don’t work, sadly people walk away and leave the suffering ones to suffer alone.
What You Need to Comfort Others
There is one crucial step to be able to comfort others. We mujst receive Comfort from God for ourselves. We cannot give that which we have never received.
Refusing To Be Comforted
Jeremiah 31:15 speaks of grief that cut so deeply that the mothers “refused to be comforted.” Are there things that have wounded you so deeply that you refuse to let God comfort you?
Why would we refuse comfort? Often it is because we no longer trust God. Satan is quick to remind us God could have at least prevented that which caused us such great pain. The questions linger of why He would allow us to suffer.
Questions cascade into fear. If God allowed this deep wound, what else would He allow in the future?
God’s Answer to Allegations That He Doesn’t Play Fair!
God spoke to the questioning Job, simply reminding him that He was God.
God spoke, promising when (not if) we go through the deep waters, we will not drown. When we go through the fire, we will not be burned.
God spoke, telling us He loves us with an Everlasting Love.
God spoke through David telling us He is our Shephered and we have everything we need. His Goodness and Mercy will follow us all the days of our life.
God spoke, telling us He knows The Plans He has for us and they are Good Plans.
Can You Forgive God? Will You Trust Him?
Can you forgive God for not creating the world you wanted Him to create for you and your loved ones? Can you allow Him to be Who He is — The Creator? Can you be who you are — His Created? Can you accept He will bring good out of things that look unbelievably bad to you now? Can you trust Him for this moment and also with your future?
To be comforted is to believe Him and trust Him, no matter how fiercely the storm rages, no matter how deep the waters, no matter how hot the fire and no matter that we see no good in the plans that seem to be unfolding.
Receiving God’s Comfort and Letting It Overflow to Others
Take a few moments and consider whether there is any place in your life where you have refused to be comforted. Do you trust God? Settle the matter wih God now.
Receive His Comfort so you can be at Peace and comfort others with His Peace.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
Who comforts us in all our troubles,
so that we can comfort those in any trouble
with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives,
so also through Chist our comfort overflows.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5