47 – Comfort

Jane was a wonderful woman. Her husband, Mitchell, had been diagnosed with brain cancer. The doctors gave him 6 months to live. Jane was horrified of leaving him and being alone.

Jane stayed with Mitchell almost all of the time. He had to tell her to go home and shower. Jane felt the need to tell him everything knowing this was her last chance.

Four months after the diagnosis, Mitchell passed away. Jane was beside herself. She was angry with God. She didn’t want to let go of him. She cried and cried without end.

She went through the motions of preparing a funeral and dealing with all his belongings. The funeral was beautiful, and Jane donated most of his things to charity.

When all was said and done, she was sitting on the couch in the living room and started to cry. She got her laptop and searched for “comfort.” Near the top was the following promise:

“I will always be close when you need My comfort.”

The woman continued to cry, but slowly started to feel better. She found Mitchell’s Bible and started to read everything he had marked.

That’s when she realized that Mitchell was with Jesus and he wasn’t suffering anymore. She wasn’t mad at God anymore. She knew it was selfish of her to want to keep him. She realized that God’s purpose is not always what we want, but she knew God loved her and would take care of her.

Jane slowly let go of Mitchell. She started becoming more active in her church. Eventually, she became a deacon and felt a strong sense of belonging. And her relationship with God has never been stronger.

Jane’s story is a reminder that God is always with us, even in our darkest times. He is our source of comfort and strength. When we turn to Him, He will never fail us.

“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.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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