“The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.” Prov. 27:9 (NLT)
In life, we often have times of disappointment or sadness that may come from many different sources. When this occurs, we seek comfort. Each person is different and goes to their own place in response to these emotions. Where do you seek comfort? When you are down, does a drink sound good, or do you desire to hide yourself away at the busyness of work, or try to make yourself feel better through porn or video games? Or are you the type who decides to hang out friends in effort to get yourself distracted enough to forget about what is really going on. How about curling up in a corner and trying to pull yourself out of this world? All of these actions are ways of avoidance. We are living a life of survival if we try to ignore these emotions or try to stuff them down inside. They do not go away if we do not expose light to them and deal with them. Jesus is that Light. He is the perfect Light. He knows and understands all that you are going though and wants to walk through it with you. I mentioned earlier that going to friends is not good. It is unhealthy if you are going to them in effort to hide or run from your situation. I have been blessed with a great friend who when I called him said, “I can listen to you, and hear you out, but I am not God. We can talk and I will pray with and for you, but you need to go to the Father.” Praise be to God for giving me a friend who points me back to Himself. Do you have friends who point you back to the Father? Are you being that friend who points others to the Father? We can’t solve anyone’s problems or take the pain away, but God can. This doesn’t mean that when we pray and talk with God, that our situation and emotions will turn to sunshine and rainbows, but you will find a great peace when you are honest with yourself and God. Through your relationship with Jesus, turn your eyes upon the Father and let his light shine upon you. Be open to what He says and walk with Him through your situation.
“I am a companion to all who fear You, and of those who keep Your precepts.” Psalm 119:63 (NKJV)