Thursday, September 19, 2013

Solace

Have you ever needed to find comfort in a bad/sad/difficult situation? Ever needed that person or visit to a place in order to help you close one chapter and turn the page to start another? 

Comfort is such a large part of how we function on a daily basis. We all want to be comfortable in our own skin and a lot of times that requires comforting from others. You long to find that solace within. We need reassurance and guidance. 

Who provides you solace? 

Romans 8:28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 

When we are in need, often we search for others around us to fill that need or void. Most of the time others are able to offer some kind of comfort to us, but we still feel like something is missing. Know this - God's comfort is never ending. He will fill you up endlessly. 

I am a pretty independent person - but as independent as I am - I know that I must depend on others for certain things. This is difficult to accept but it's necessary. I cannot do everything on my own and there are times I have tried and failed. 

We were not created to be alone. God crated everything and saw it was good, until he saw man lonely and couldn't have it that way. In the beginning God recognized that we needed others and that's why he created a partner for Adam. 

We need community. We need interaction. We need other people. This is obvious to us and should be important to us! 

When you are in need of solace - of comfort - who do you go to? Do you have someone you can depend on? Someone you can lean on? Someone you can trust with anything knowing they will love you and understand that you are human?

It has taken me years to accept that I need someone. That it is okay to accept love, comfort, praise, support from another person. But as soon as I opened my eyes, mind, and heart to this concept ... Oh let me tell you! It makes a world of a difference. 

Are you being comforted? Have you found solace? If not - why? Who do you have that you can depend on? 

Everybody needs somebody sometime! 

Be open - Be vulnerable - Be trusting

Allow yourself to receive comfort!

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