Put your life in the hands of the One who knows the in’s and out’s of it. He is better equipped to cater for it and to keep it. Trust His capable hands, trust His understanding, count on His help. Trust His ways!
We can keep on chasing the worldly things and find that none of those can satisfy us. Contentment is not found by having more of what the world can offer. Contentment is when our heart is filled with the joy of meeting Jesus.
It is an amazing thing that God comforts the downcast, and that he tells us this so clearly. The idea of God’s comfort isn’t religious folklore, nor is it some spiritual platitude to pull out when we can’t think of something more specific to say. This is a truth read explicitly in the words of Scripture, and pervasively narrated throughout.
But how exactly does he comfort us? This is an important question. Comfort, in order for it to be real comfort, must be as palpable as our pain. Theoretical comfort won’t do. The idea of comfort won’t satisfy. Therefore, in what ways might the “God who comforts” actually comfort his people?
“ Are you allowing your life to be under the kingdom and rule of God and say ‘I’m going to let everything I touch be effected in that same way, I’m gonna bring it under the rule and reign of who God is, Jesus is king and that’s it. ”
If summer wasn’t such a break from the norm, I wonder if we would indulge less and be more fruitful with this season. Imagine if we didn’t treat summer like a season off or a break? What if it dovetailed with the newness of spring and the dying of fall. What if it was a normal part of the rhythm of our year? What if one season, just a quarter of our lives, is meant to display the full fruit of our labor while the rest of the year went through the cycle of death and rebirth?
What we really want, of course, is the summer that does last forever. A time when our bodies are perfect. When we are perfectly secure. A time with no more sorrow or pain. A time when nothing dies. When light never fades. We must be careful, however, not to mistake any of our present seasons of summer with the one that will never end.