“You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again.”

– Psalms 71:21 (NLT)

Have you ever found comfort in a friend? Or comfort from a family member? Maybe you were going through something that was just too difficult to handle on your own. Many of us have had an experience like this at one time or another, and people can be a great avenue for comfort, but have you ever waited for God to personally be your source of comfort?

David was a great example of someone who knew how to wait on the Lord for comfort. This was a man who knew how to rely on the Lord in times of need. I love what he says in Psalms 71:21, “You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again.” Notice that he says, “once AGAIN.” David had learned something in his life—that in difficult times the Lord would comfort him. Not only would He comfort him, but He would restore him to even GREATER honor. This is something that I have found to be true in my life. When you seek God as your source of comfort and not man He will not only restore you, but He will bring you to a place that is even greater than before.

The times I have really needed to turn to God for my source of comfort, He has always been faithful to give me more than what I needed. I remember I had encountered a very difficult situation in my life. It was a situation where your natural mind would tell you that there isn’t a positive outcome (you know those times?), but God showed Himself to be more than enough, just when I needed Him to be! Not only did He comfort me, but He completely restored me to a place that left me feeling like nothing was ever wrong. This really propelled me in my walk with the Lord because I will always know that I can turn to Him in times of need.

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So the next time you encounter a situation that seems too difficult, I challenge you to wait upon the Lord for comfort.

“The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God’s word].”

– Lamentations 3:25 (AMP)

I know this to be true in my life when I have gone to God as my source for comfort.

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“Father, I confess that I hear the voice of the Lord. Your word says that You comfort Your children and You bring great honor to those who wait upon the Lord. So, I am choosing to come to You right now. You have given me direct access to Your throne. So, I am choosing to lean and rely on You as my source, and I declare this in Jesus’ name!”

-Chad Jones
RTT Intern