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 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.
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.