Tuesday, January 4, 2011

God of Comfort

My mother going home to Jesus was bittersweet. To see her in so much pain and for her to get her healing is the sweet part. I am human though. Her passing has left me at times with tormentous grief. Some nights I have cryed so hard. I have seen things happen and be heartbrokened. These past months I ask God "WHY?"

Why does my little brother have to grow up without a mom? Why did she have to go just when I was about to enter adulthood? Why couldn't she have stayed? Why do we have to go through so much pain? Why? Why?

The other day something happened and I was wondering about pain and WHY? God lovingly reminded me

"If we did not have or know pain, how would we know His comfort."

I do not have all the reasons and purposes "Why?" My mother had to leave. But God does. He sees the bigger picture. Whenever I question Him. He reminds me of His Love and Care. That He just did not rip her from our lives to be mean, but to show His Love and Mercy. He is the God of all comfort. I could not have made it without Him. Never, Ever could have I.

Maybe you haven't lost a loved one. Maybe you have broke up with your boyfriend/girlfriend or had a huge dissapointment about life. God is there. Through Rain or Shine. 24/7! Just give Him your pain and loss. He will fill you with joy and completeness. In Isaiah 51:12 it says

"I, even I, am He that comforteth you...."

Isaiah is filled with verses about the Lord comforting His people.

"For the Lord shall comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places:

and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert

like the Garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein,

thanksgiving, and the voice of Melody."

~Isaiah 51:3

Jesus knows how to comfort our hearts. For He knows exactly what we are going through.

"Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows"

~Isaiah 53:4

I will finish with one last verse out of Psalms 23. This is one of the most well known Psalms. Last year I believe was the first time it really had an impact on me and I thought of this verse as I was writing this post.

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil:

For Thou art with me:

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me"

Blessings and Love,



godlyrose said...

Tiffany, the questions will always be there, but isn't it wonderful to see the lessons that God teaches us after losing our mothers. Your mother would be so proud to see that you are letting God work through your life during these times, and that you are clinging to Him instead of pushing Him away while you ask "Why?" I love you, girl!

Toyin O. said...

Amen, only God knows how to truly comfort those who mourn. Great post.

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