Where Will You Find Comfort?
Comfort is a wonderful state of being that eludes many people no matter how hard they pursue it. You can easily give it to others, but often very difficult to provide for yourself. But self-comfort is essential for your spiritual and emotional health and your physical well-being. But where can you find comfort? Here are a few words to help you on your journey.
Comfort In Busyness
The world is a very stressful place. Busy-filled lives have become badges of honor and trendy status symbols. Many people use this busyness as job security.
Their busyness shows others their importance, value, and their self-worth. But unfortunately, the pursuit of being busy can be the cause of increased anxiety and unhappiness. Busyness does not provide a long-lasting state of comfort. You may lose your job and your extra-curricular activities can end.
Comfort In People
Many people find comfort in the relationship they have with others. When you take comfort in others, you feel less worried or upset when they are around. The person's presence provides a sense of peace. But what happens when that person is not around, when they are no longer available, or when that relationship goes awry?
Will you have to seek relationships with others to provide the same release of the love hormone, oxytocin, if you lose the one currently releasing it? While you want to be comfortable with others, you never want your happiness to come from others. Happiness should come from within.
Comfort In Christ
You find true comfort in Christ. A relationship with Christ is a place of peace that no other person can provide. The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 1:3, "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."
Christ will never leave you nor forsake you. He will be with you during your times of busyness and during your deepest, darkest, and most quiet hours. A relationship with Christ will permanently release oxytocin because this is a love you never have to worry about losing.
Christ not only provides you comfort, but He provides you with the ability to comfort others in their times of need. He infuses you with the Holy Spirit to help show others the comfort of being Seekers of Christ and not seekers of man.
Contact a local church to learn more about finding comfort in Christ.