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Finding Comfort Through The Experiences Of Others And Acts Of Service

There are many different religions in the world today, all of which have a different perspective of God. Some believe in multiple Gods while others believe in one omnipotent father. No matter what religion you ascribe to, most will try to instill in you a sense of purpose, belonging, and comfort. With all of the calamities in the world today, feeling those things is almost essential to one's physical and emotional health. Having an underlying foundation of faith to turn to in difficult times may be just what you need to keep a sense of purpose and hope in your life. 

If you have been struggling with a specific hardship, such as the death of a loved one, the loss of a beloved pet, or physical or medical challenges, you may stand in need of extra comfort from God. There are several ways to feel His love and support for you, though they may not be exactly what you were looking for or expecting. For example, you may find comfort in God in one of the following two ways.

Scripture Passages

Most religions have some form of religious text where they can learn more about God and His ways. Reading from the Holy Book of your religion can offer you stories of when other people were going through similar experiences and how they overcame them. For example, in the Bible Job suffers the loss of his sons and daughters in what must have been hurricane-like winds. You can read how he responded to that colossal challenge, along with many other physical and emotional hardships. While, hopefully, you will not suffer to the extent that Job did, you may be able to glean some strength, guidance, or comfort from reading his experience. 

Acts of Service

God often uses other people to comfort His people. The interesting thing is that you can choose to see someone serving you as a coincidence or as a gift from God. If you are seeking comfort, you may try to find God's hand through the people in your life and small acts of kindness that happen throughout your day. 

In conclusion, finding the comfort you are seeking may take some effort on your part, though any such effort will be worth it. God does not want to leave you comfortless because you are His. Never hesitate to turn to Him with your stresses or worries, and He will provide you with the support you need to keep going. For more tips to start seeking comfort in God, contact a local church near you.