It is possible to experience God’s healing power in the midst of sorrow.
For those who have longed to feel His comfort but have been disappointed when it seemed absent, I can relate. I’ve been there; and I stayed there unnecessarily for far too long. My disappointment over the lack of comfort I felt from God was on a subconscious level, so it was easy to just keep shoving it down, stuffing it away where I didn’t have to look at it. I think I had expectations of what it should look like for God to comfort me; maybe Him speaking to me in an internal audible voice or through angelic visit. I had to lay those expectations down. While God does sometimes comforts in these ways, this wasn’t my experience at that time. When God didn’t comfort in the way I thought He should, I assumed He didn’t care enough to help me. I hope the hard lessons I’ve learned over the years will help others who may be grieving and in need of God’s comfort. Continue reading