Tomorrow I'm attending a funeral and giving hugs to another family who's had a marker slammed into their lives, one they will refer to often. Unfortunately, life has a way of doing that to the best of families, maybe even yours.
Those unexpected turns in the road can be painful and difficult, so difficult they can prompt us to search for comfort in things we shouldn't...
We all want to find comfort during life's difficult moments, and it's easy to find temporary comfort in things that can add additional difficulties. My family has experienced some of these temporary comforts firsthand, and they were never satisfying. They kept us needing to overcome more and more issues.
Then we found something that brought us true comfort.
In this world of political correctness, it's not popular to talk about faith, but that's exactly what we found that helped us. Faith. Nothing seemed to comfort us as good as God. I guess that's why he's called "the Father of mercies and God of all comfort."
If you're needing a "God of all comfort" because you've been disappointed in the things you have tried, he'll be there for you. His kindness and grace may be just the thing you need to continue on. It was for us.