“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”Matthew 11:28-30
When the dark clouds of trail, struggle, grief, or suffering roll in and settle on us so thick that we can barely see ahead of us, it’s easy to forget there is a place of calm, light, clarity, and peace we can rise to. If we take God’s hand in those difficult times, He will lift us up above our circumstances to the place of comfort, warmth, and safety He has for us.
Just as we don’t have to beg the sun for light, we don’t have to beg the Holy Spirit for comfort either. He is comfort. We simply have to separate ourselves from anything that separates us from Him. We have to pray that when we go through difficult times, He will give us a greater sense of His comfort in it.
Dear Lord, Help me to remember that no matter how dark my situation may become, You are the light of my life and can never be put out. No matter what dark clouds settle on my life, you will lift me above the storm and into the comfort of Your presence. Only, You, Lord, can take whatever loss I experience and fill that empty place with good. Only You can take the burden of my grief and pain and dry my tears. Thank you Lord for you grace and mercy. I love you; honor you, magnify you, and lift up your name Jesus, because you are worthy to be praised.
In Jesus name I pray
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
1 Peter 5:10
Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.