There is a lesson I am learning, it is hard and painful. I have been guilty of seeking comfort but not The Comforter! Anytime there is pain I don’t want it! I don’t want physical pain, emotional pain, or spiritual pain and yet I have experienced all three. I put my trust in medicine or a doctor very easily. I have put my trust in godly friends and counsel but at the time I need it most I seem to make God my last resort. He should be my go to, my first choice I know this! Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. Pushing back the pain without addressing the root is like cutting off the bloom instead of pulling up the weed. God doesn’t always remove my pain but He does promise to be with me in it. He can use it to draw me to Him if I will just focus on Him instead of my circumstances. He has promised comfort and the Comforter to be with me always. He never moves. He promises to never leave or forsake me. I must keep my eyes on Him and speaking His Word over my circumstances. He also promises that the same comfort He gives me I can turn around and use it to help someone else.
2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 “All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to comfort them with the same comfort God has given us.”
It is a day by day choice to seek Him first. He wants me to go to Him for my comfort just as I would go to my parents. He loves me even more than they do and wants me to crawl up into His arms and allow Him to be my source of comfort.