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Comfort Only God Can Give

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comforts, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”  2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    

    This Wednesday will mark two weeks here in Romania. I have really fallen in love with the people, the culture, and the overall beauty of the country. During this past week God has been teaching me that I need to fully rely on Him for my comfort not on other people. I have began to miss my friends, family, and just being at home. When I am at home and am with my friends and family and everything that is normal to me. I have a tendency to rely on my friends and family for my comfort through tough situations instead of God. 
    
    This is something that has always been difficult for me. Being taken away from all my norms and friends has made the difficult process of relying fully on God to comfort you a little bit easier because I am not around the people who I use for comfort instead of God. Like the verse at the beginning of my post says you have to first allow yourself to be comforted by God before you are able to show and give the comfort that God gives you to other people.

     I have given up more of my broken heartedness and  struggles to God so that He can comfort me. It has become easier to comfort others and made it easier for me to show them the comfort that He gives to His children. It has also made it easier to love the kids and the people here because I don’t have the constant thought of dealing with things that I am trying to deal with myself because I want to be in control not let God be in control.  

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