“8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works so that no one can boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9
Have you ever prayed, “God, I need you to make me feel better, give me peace and comfort? Please stop this pain?” People might often tell you that you have seen more than your fair share of deaths, disasters, and strange things happen in your life. Despite the pain, you’ve started to find comfort in God.
How do you react when you’re in a lot of pain, facing failure, or struggling with a hard time? If you’re feeling all of this all at once, you pray to God for comfort and His supernatural relief from pain in the future – “God, can You make this better?” “God, will you keep us safe on the road?”
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” – Isaiah 54-17
In this mode of thinking, God’s comfort stands between us and our pain; his comfort represents a barrier. It’s just as comfortable to sleep on a feather bed as discomfort is to sleep on the ground. But should we strive to live in comfort when Jesus had nowhere to lay His head? But wait, shouldn’t a good God desire His creatures? All good questions.
How to Find Comfort in God?
With this new (old) concept of comfort as “strength together,” think about how God has brought comfort to the world. God says who would enter our world to be wounded for our transgressions and stripped for our healing. If our faith is all about following Jesus and getting other people to do the same, then let’s look at how His response to pain.
Here are four ways that God can bring you comfort:
- Realize God never said He would protect you from pain, but He did say He would go through it with you. He is your strength as a group and your constant comfort.
- Follow Jesus’ example. Don’t feel bad about your pain. He didn’t do anything to deserve the pain He felt, but He didn’t feel the need to blame or hurt someone else. He took our pain on himself because He loves us.
- Ask God what you need to know. Jesus knew that He would have to go through pain to set us free. So, it’s okay to ask God, “Is there anything I can learn or do because of this pain?” when you’re in pain.
- Start the Finding Comfort in Pain Bible Plan if you still don’t understand how a good God could allow pain to exist.
So, when you are in pain, should you pray for a way out or look for Jesus’ way, which is sometimes painful but always wins? Try to follow Jesus more, and it seems to be working.
A Book That Helps You Understand Redemption Better!
How It Can Be is an upcoming book with the narrative and ability to inspire and engage the soul. The book is full of the author’s life experiences, which gives readers a real sense of what it means to live a life full of meaning and purpose. The book is inspiring and enlightening, making the reader realize the importance of their existence. One of the major themes in the book is redemption through faith, which is something that resonates with many people. The idea of being able to find salvation through belief is something that can be very powerful, and that can be found throughout the pages of this book.
“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” – Peter 1:18
There’s no denying the power of a well-written book. It has the ability to transport us to different worlds, introduce us to new ideas, and even help us better understand ourselves. In How It Can Be, the author explores the dark side of human nature and shows how evil can find a way to infiltrate even the noblest endeavors. With his soulful words, the author makes us realize our weaknesses as human beings, and we all commit mistakes. However, sometimes in our lives, we experience redemption that initiates spiritual awakening. Redemption is a treasure, a gift from God that helps you seek salvation, allowing you to see the world from a different humane perspective. The book is a powerful reminder that we all have the potential for good and evil within us, and it is up to us to choose which path we will follow.
If you are looking for a book that will make you think about your life and your place in the world, then How It Can Be is definitely worth reading. This book is a classic example of redemption through faith, and it is a must-read for anyone seeking guidance in their life.
About the Author
Lawrence T. Santos is the author of How It Can Be, known by his pen name Larry Santos. Lawrence T. Santos’s debut work – How Can It Be, is a powerful testament to the importance of redemption in one’s life. Through his journey of re-discovering his faith, Santos has come to salvation and a deeper understanding of his responsibilities as a practicing Christian. In sharing his experiences, Santos writes with passion and candor, offering readers insights into the challenges he has faced along the way. His lucid language engages readers from start to finish, making How It Can Be an enlightening and essential read for anyone seeking guidance on their spiritual journey.