God’s Comfort Station

“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 King James Version

Have you ever been on a long trip and you were very tired and needed to stop and rest? When you didn’t think you could drive another mile, you saw a sign that said “Comfort Station”. It was a rest stop with a restroom where you could rest and be refreshed. We are on a long trip in this world and there are times that we become very tired from all the obstacles and hurdles that we have in our service to Jesus. It is then that we need to rest in God’s comfort station.

God’s comfort station for me is my bed. When I go to bed at night, I lay in the arms of my precious Saviour. He encourages me and comforts me. During the day, if things become overwhelming to me then I go lay on my bed and rest in His arms and allow Him to comfort me. Sometimes, I just want to be alone with Him and I will go lie on my bed and tell Him how much I love Him and appreciate all that He has done for me.

Are you weary in the service of Jesus? Have the obstacles and hurdles become overwhelming to you? Allow Jesus to comfort and encourage you as only He can. Find a place where you can be alone with Jesus. If you have children, that may be difficult but go to the bathroom if you have to do so. Just get alone with Jesus. Your spouse and loved ones can comfort and encourage you but only Jesus can satisfy your need for unconditional love and a lasting peace.

After Jesus has encouraged and comforted us and filled us up again with renewed determination to keep going no matter what we encounter, then we need to encourage and comfort one another. Just as we are not saved to sit on the pews at church Sunday after Sunday and watch other people serve Jesus, so we aren’t encouraged and comforted by Jesus to keep it to ourselves. When is the last time you hugged someone for Jesus? When is the last time you told someone that Jesus loves him or her unconditionally? Are you being a comfort and an encourager to those around you? If not, you are hurting Jesus and making Him sad.

JoanneCopyright 2008 by Joanne Lowe, all rights reserved.
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