My Comforter

In the midst of life’s storms and fiery trials of faith, I’m amazed at how the Lord sends His comfort in many different ways. As long as we remain humble before Him, trusting and relying on His goodness and His mercy that endures, His comfort will surely come to us, making our situations bearable, putting gladness in our hearts, and maintaining a bright hope in our souls.

I believe my sweet Lord always whispers to our good neighbor to bring me lovely flowers, and yummy cakes, too.

I realized that when God puts His children in a certain place, whether in the dark valley, in the wilderness, or in the middle of the sea, He also will provide the necessary strength, wisdom, and courage for them to be able to walk through, to navigate, these hard passages and rough terrains.

I have come to learn that one of His purposes in placing His children in these difficult and painful situations is to draw them closer to Him. He has exactly achieved this purpose in me. It is a rare gift that a child receives from her loving and caring Father.

… I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. (Exo. 19: 4, NKJV)

When one has learned to find one’s joy and comfort in the knowledge of the nearness of the Lord, one’s heart can easily rejoice in the simple things that the Lord graciously sends one’s way. When one has learned to count the simple blessings in the midst of hardships, gratitude becomes deeper, and joy is more real.

Always love hanging out with Hannah. Here, she gaily poses with my bouquet of roses.

Here holding a tray of freshly picked Indian mangoes from our own tree.

With "bagoong" (fermented fish paste) dip. "Alamang" (sauteed shrimp paste) dip would be more yummy.

Bananas (previously harvested and ripened) from the vacant lot that we're tending. These, as with the Indian mangoes, were shared with some of the neighbors.

Tim posing with our harvest of santol fruits (bangkok variety ~ so sweet) from our own tree. These, too, were shared.

Husband finally found these luscious, imported strawberries which I like.

At the end of each day, I try to remember those moments that I have felt the comfort of the Lord, and this increases my love, strengthens my faith, and keeps my hope burning. For His graces are everywhere, if we only keep our eyes open to them, and our hearts are devoid of discontent and complaints, but are ready to be filled with His gifts.

The comfort that comes from the Lord is real in our lives. It puts gladness in the heart, even if there are hardships. It establishes peace in our whole being; the kind that’s not shaken by strong winds of life’s storms, nor washed away by raging floodwaters of life’s difficult challenges.

The Lord’s comfort brings peace that is firmly cemented in the soul. 

Wherever we are in our journey, yield ourselves to God’s desire of drawing us nearer to Him. Let these passages be unique opportunities for us to feel God’s comfort.

Linking up with Time-warp Wife, Domestically Divine, Women Living Well, Raising Homemakers, Brag on God Friday, Spiritual Sundays

In Christ,

7 comments on “My Comforter

  1. Sis Fe says:

    Featuring your children is fun to read. Thank you for sharing.

    Can’t recall the last time I had eaten Santol.

    God Bless!

  2. Oh yes, what you write is so true!!! I often wonder, how do non-believers make it when the storms of life toss them a bout?

  3. Ginger says:

    I too like to reflect on the day and see how the Lord was with me during the day.
    God Bless,

  4. Renee Ann says:

    Lovely post and pics! I’m visiting from Spiritual Sunday. Blessings!

  5. Laura says:

    Great perspective. Thanks for sharing truth from God’s Word. Wondering… will you share something like this, how God has shown you His character on Friday and link up with me? I would love more women to be able to benefit from your insights.

    • RinaPeru says:

      Dear Laura,

      Thank you for visiting my site and for your kind words. I’d love to link up with you – thanks for the invitation. I’ll be visiting your site.

  6. Charlotte says:

    Lovely pictures, yummy fruit, lovely comforting post.

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