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If You Crave Comfort, Crawl to Jesus

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If you crave comfort, crawl to JesusSometimes, we all crave comfort. Or maybe I should say, most of the time, we all crave comfort. Most likely we don’t realize it but we do. Life is hard, the world seems harsh. Hence, we crave comfort. The advertisers try to sell us their products to bring us some level of comfort. But they all are fake advertisers. There’s only one way to get lasting comfort and that is Jesus. Until we are truly comforted by the Lord, we are always lacking, whether it is a fancier handbag, a faster car, a new job or a better partner. But nothing – not even new toys – satisfies us until we are comforted by Jesus.

Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:13-14, NLT,*)

For I [fully] satisfy the weary soul, and I replenish every languishing and sorrowful person. (Jeremiah 31.25, AMP)

If you crave comfort, crawl to Jesus

Truly, if you crave comfort crawl to Jesus. Because comfort is possible because of him. Jesus forwent comfort so you might have it. It’s yours in Jesus, no matter how unattainable any peace, comfort or joy might look in your situation. But peace beyond understanding, satisfying comfort, and indescribable joy are yours in Jesus. Because he chose to fight for you on the cross. Hence, if you crave comfort, any kind of comfort, crawl to Jesus. He can bless you with whatever you need. This might sound too good to be true. But the good news of Jesus Christ is not fake news or fake advertisement. It’s all good and all true. Satisfaction guaranteed.

 

Dear Jesus,
We need you.
There’s nothing we have on our own.
Not peace, not comfort, not joy,
nothing worth living for.
But you have the words of eternal life,
so we come to you asking:
Pour out grace upon grace.
Give us what we need,
give until we are truly satisfied.
Fill every little space in our hearts with you.
Then we are truly comforted.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Are you craving comfort? Do you crawl to Jesus?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you go to Jesus with your needs and receive grace upon grace!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

Photo by Christopher Campbell on Unsplash, design by Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Dance with JesusFive-minute Friday.

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  • I love, love, love your post title! Such a good reminder.

    • Thanks, Heather! It really does sum up the whole post nicely. We probably should all put that on the fridge! 😉 Have a blessed weekend!

  • Such a good reminder that the only lasting comfort is found in Jesus. I am so grateful that His comfort abounds. Blessings!

  • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Almost every day, now, I collapse from pain and weakness in the yard, and the dogs have to drag me back to the house.

    Sometimes I can crawl. But usually not.

    Thank God for the four-legged friends that can carry me when strength fails.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    https://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/07/your-dying-spouse-336-gods-lighthouse.html

    • How special dogs you have! Wow! Thankfully, it is not about our strength but Jesus’ strength that matters. Thanks Jason for taking time to visit and leaving some comment love. May God continue to bless you richly!