I was broken beyond human hope and repair for decades, and on top of my seemingly relentless extreme struggles I was hurt, bitter, angry, and heartbroken when I felt people would not give me the love and comfort I so desperately desired. In retrospect I see the problem – and by God’s grace have found the answer.
I was exceedingly self-centered, unfathomably needy, and made the grave error of putting my trust, hope, and expectation in human beings to give me the perfect love and comfort I craved. While countless people tried to love and comfort me, I managed to feel rejected, hurt, and bitter anyway most of the time because their love and comfort were not perfect and never satisfied me and my endless yearning for more.
The problem was two-fold. I was exceedingly self-centered and couldn’t see past myself while in fact God’s greatest commands are to love HIM with all our hearts and to LOVE OTHERS as ourselves. Second, I put my trust, hope, and expectation in PEOPLE instead of God who are NEVER PERFECT and can NEVER perfectly satisfy our need and longings.
While God most assuredly calls people to love, pray for, encourage, comfort, care for, help, and support one another, and well we should reach out to others and both give and receive and be thankful for all this, OUR TRUST, HOPE, and EXPECTATION should NOT be in people but SHOULD BE IN THE LORD!
God and HIS LOVE and HIS COMFORT are perfect and never failing and indescribably satisfying and wonderful!
Turn to the Lord, friend! Pour out your heart to Him! Cry out to Him! Put your trust, hope, and expectation in Him! Seek and receive His love and comfort – AND BE THANKFUL! Hallelujah, AMEN!
Most assuredly let God’s followers know your needs and receive the love and comfort God pours through them to you. And most certainly yield yourself to Him as He pours His love and comfort through you to others.
But most of all, most blessedly, pour your heart out to the Lord and be thankful for the love and comfort He pours out upon and into and ultimately through you!
GOD IS PERFECT. HIS LOVE IS PERFECT. HIS COMFORT IS PERFECT. Everything about God IS PERFECT. When we pour out our hearts to the Lord and seek His love and comfort, we can rest assured we will receive THE VERY BEST and ONLY PERFECT – love and comfort in the world! Oh, let us be thankful! To the Lord! Amen!
“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us…” Psalms 62:8 NKJV
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”” Psalms 91:1-2 NKJV