We love to live our lives in our comfort zone, a place we feel safe and loved. Not only does God give us comfort for in our chaos, but sometimes He will give us chaos to confront my comfort.
Among the many devices of the devil’s attack on our faith is the very human desire for comfort. We even love to live our lives in our comfort zone, a place where we feel safe and loved. Jesus even promised to never leave us comfortless, but says, “I will come unto.” (John 14:18) Amidst the beatitudes of Matthew 5:4 is “Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.”
We often quote the 23rd Psalm at funerals, and the 4th verse says, “Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.” In 2 Corinthians 1:4, our God is called “the God of all comfort.” In John 14:26, the Holy Spirit is called “the Comforter”.
So then, when our faith is waned from the buffeting onslaught of the adversary, or the loss of something or someone we cherish and love, there is a Comforter in us, there is a promise given to us, and there is a place called the Shadow of the Almighty God where the weary can rest and find encouragement. Thank God for His great love for us in giving us the comfort of His presence.
There remained therefore a rest for the people of God.