Five Minute Friday and Lisa-Jo Baker has this new prompt for us to write on. No editing. No going back. Just five minutes and we'll see what comes out:
Comfort is not neutral. It's hot or cold. Either a mother's lap to crawl into. Or an earthly trap to be avoided lest it distract us from our true home.
Christians, don't get comfortable. Anything but that.
But then I think of my discomfort. Not the little drownings of an Old Adam, but those things that linger. That overwhelm. Like, that Tylenol canNOT kick in fast enough, and in between throbs I hear cries, and pleading, and demands, and I am overwhelmed by discomfort.
There is that kind of discomfort.
Then there is the other kind- the kind that makes you question. The kind that makes you feel like maybe you don't really belong here at all. That maybe God's plan isn't what you had in mind. That maybe there is something else, and you will have to trust Him to get you there.
That is the discomfort that leads to true Comfort.
And when you journey through with thankful heart, and trusting feet, then you aren't perhaps comfortable, but more like comfort-able.
2 Corinthians gives a promise to believers. God is a Comforter. He is comfort-able, and comfort-willing, and when He has completed His work of comfort in us for this season, we too will be comfort-able and comfort-willing to help those around us, because we will get it.
As we have shared in Christ's sufferings, we will also share in His comfort.
And who couldn't use a bit of that news?
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