When I’m stressed, I want a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup milkshake. When I’m bored, I spend too much time on Facebook. When I’m depressed, I shop for the perfect outfit.
There’s nothing wrong with any of that, but there is something better. God promises us an everlasting comfort that’s worth more than anything this world can offer.
“As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you …” Isaiah 66:13
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
“You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again. You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.” Psalms 71:20-21
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff – they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” Psalm 94:19
From life’s minor annoyances to our darkest moments, God promises to comfort us. My little ones held on tightly to those treasured items they loved. And do you know what? I want to hold onto God like that. As I go about my days, I want Him right beside me. Through good times and bad, I need the comfort of God.