Jul 14, 2017

Comfort. Where does one find comfort? From reading my students’ introduction letters this week, I can plainly see that most are trying to find comfort. Their goals for after school almost always include a family, a nice home with some land, and enough money to be comfortable.

I find comfort in a warm cup of coffee. In my husband’s hugs. In my boys’ sticky kisses. In a morning on my back porch. But all these things, like my students’ goals, are all temporary.

As I see in the world around me they can be gone or changed in an instant.

I have learned that true comfort only comes from Christ. Truly, he is the one I run to for comfort every morning when my feet hit the floor. My personal prayer is, “Okay, God. I’m already weary and worn out. I cannot make it through this day without your strength and help. Please guide me through this day.”

I’m a Mom. A working Mom nowadays, but a mom…

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  1. Tara

    Indeed Christ is that only comfort. I’m in the 54 spot this week.

    • Tara L. Cole

      Yes, he is. Though, it can be so hard to remember.

  2. Marie

    “I’m already weary.” How true that is! Sleep never seems to refresh, no matter its length.

    Jesus gives us what we need for each day. I’m in a transitional season and I’m seeing this up close. All the things I staked my sense of identity on are gone. He alone remains. It’s a little scary. When I begin to flail, He places a gentle hand on my heart and reminds me that He’s always there.

    • Tara L. Cole

      Those times of transition are so hard! Praying for you, Marie, during this time.

  3. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Loved the clarity, truth, and wisdom here, Tara.

    I’m weary, too. Nights bring little sleep, only a sharpened awareness of pain, and perennial shortness of breath.

    And yet, I am comforted. God isn’t holding me close; He’s saying, you still have work to do, MY work. Deal with it. Do your job!

    God knows me pretty well, ’cause that’s what wins me over.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    • Tara L. Cole

      Thank you for visiting, Andrew. I love how even when we have a job to do, he still walks with us a is our source of strength.

  4. Jeannie Prinsen

    I appreciate your post, Tara. It is wonderful to take comfort in the things and relationships in our lives, but you’re right: they don’t last, ultimately. We need a deeper source of comfort and strength. Thanks for writing this, and I’m glad to connect with you at FMF.

    Jeannie (at #80 in the linkup this week)

    • Jeannie Prinsen

      Oops, I meant #60! Duh.

    • Tara L. Cole

      Thank you for visiting, Jeannie, and for encouragement!

  5. Leigh

    Thanks for sharing. What a great reminder that the things we find comfort in down here are temporary and can change in an instant.

    • Tara L. Cole

      I’ve had so many friends experience sudden change recently. It gives me s clear reminder only God is eternal.

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