118. Comfort

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“Are you comfortable?” Stan asked me one morning.

“Yeah, this chair is just fine,” I replied, “but I suspect that is not what you are asking.”

“You are getting real perceptive” Stan replied with a smile.

Continuing, he said, “What I would like to talk about is the comfort that comes from God.”

“My comfort is supposed to come from God and from my relationship with Him.  His love and His kindness are to comfort me.”

“Sometimes, I fall back into the trap of seeking comfort from things of the world, but as I am open to God’s word and His voice, He gets me back on the comfort track He has for me.”

“But,” I responded, “what’s wrong with enjoying the comforts of the world?”

“Keep in mind where the blessing of divine comfort comes from.  And, as Oswald Chambers observed, ‘If God has made your cup sweet, drink it with grace.’”

“There is nothing wrong with been comfortable, but I have to keep my focus on Who is to provide the comfort I am to enjoy.”

“As with everything in my life, I have to continually get self out of the way so I can see what God alone has for me.”

“And what He has for me is to not take comfort in anything that is not of or from Him.”


O may your lovingkindness comfort me, according to your word to your servant.  Psalm 119:76.

Prayer:  Lord, I thank you for the comfort you provide.  The comfort of your love and your provision is most gratefully received.  So I do not stray into the path of taking comfort from anything that is not In accord with your will, I ask for your help.  Please, Lord, lead and help me to follow to where you want me to be.  Always.  Thank you that I can and do come before you in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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