Does God Really Care About Our Families Being Comfortable?
Does God really care about our families being comfortable? After all, one of His names is Comforter.
When Jesus was baptized, as we know, He was immediately led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil as he fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. Basically, the Holy Spirit, who is the Comforter, put Jesus into a very uncomfortable situation. He took away his food, bed, home, shelter, and left him alone in the wilderness. He was unable to get his comfort met by any of these things. He was unable to find comfort in circumstance; he could get it only through The Comforter himself.
Any object, activity, person, or circumstance we get our comfort from that is not The Holy Spirit could be called an idol. So many people go to things such as food, alcohol, or social media for comfort. Sometimes I wonder if we’ve made our lives so comfortable that we aren’t in need of a God who brings comfort.
If I’m in a hurry, I usually I won’t allow myself to be made uncomfortable by God. I’m less likely to be stopped by Him and less likely to go pray for someone because I would rather stay comfortable and on schedule.
We’ve all been guilty of avoiding discomfort, but when if we avoid discomfort when it’s time to step into being with God, then we step out of needing Him. I encourage you today to write out a list of ways God has given you to step out of your comfort zone and be embraced by His comfort.
When you step outside of what you find comfortable, you discover the Comforter.