Let God be Our Comfort
I watch the days events play like a redundant movie in my mind as I collapse into bed. Fatigue that can not be slept off lingers for the next few days. I want to retreat to solitude but I am the mom and there is no time for that.
Potato chips, chocolate, ice cream, all day spent in front of the TV in my pajamas are considered as I crave comfort for my weary state.
Why am I so tired. I have experienced no trauma or great loss. Maybe the stress of life is just too much. But where can I seek refuge from that?
Everyone wants comfort in dark or difficult times. We can’t help it. It is natural. Even animals seek comfort when they are scared and hurting.
It is when we are in those dark places that it can be hard to see the light, God’s light. Sometimes we don’t even expose ourselves to it. We retreat to the shadows to lick our wounds.
In the shadows we hope no one will see what is really happening. Maybe we can even pretend for a while. But, without the light, there is no healing, no growth, no future.
We can not voluntarily remain in darkness even though life seems unbearable. While in the shadows we can not forget to seek God’s light by digging into God’s Word.
We must seek Him and ask Him to give us strength to allow ourselves to be drawn to Him and His Light. Without God’s light we will not be able to see clearly our way from despair and desperation to rejoicing and renewal.
God’s Word is powerful and able to take us from where we are to where we need to be. It is important, especially during times of extreme stress, that we not forget the Bible’s ability to help us.
As the love of God draws us out of our dark corner into the light of forgiveness and grace something amazing happens. We have renewed strength and courage to face the demons in our lives.
No countermeasure is quite as effective as the calming effect God’s Word has on His children. Come home to the light. Life in the Father’s arms is good
” For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 HCSV