Comfort One Another

Domestic Violence Awareness
Comfort from Others
What has helped me to move forward and not lose hope has been comfort from others. I call it Favor from God. Encouragement through a blog, or a kind word in the comments area. Someone you never met in person sends you money to help you buy a small heater. Which I use to warm the one room in the house I spend all my time in. A book comes in the mail to help you understand how to heal your unseen wounds “The Walking Wounded”.
A therapist sees your tweet about the tremendous fear you have from the sound of a door and reaches out and give you the solution to combat that fear.
I’ve met so many women who have simply given up on God. I haven’t given up God because I knows He loves me. I also haven’t given up because of the comfort from others.
Joyce

Starting Over After a Midlife Divorce

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” The author of the book, St. Paul, tells us that we are to be a comfort to others as we ourselves have received comfort from God.

We were not made to walk through this life alone. There is strength in community – whether that community is online, in person, across state and international boundaries or in your own neighborhood. I have a good friend whom I have known for 13 years. She has been with me through thick and thin, tears of sorrow and tears of joy, anger and happiness. We had dinner last evening. I love this friend…

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23 thoughts on “Comfort One Another

  1. I’m glad you didn’t give up on God! Keep your head held high! Just remember God only gives his strongest battles to he toughest and strongest warriors. With you surviving and still choosing life even after you seen the bad that life could bring and that alone speaks the world about your character!
    -Beauty

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    • Ohh, thank you so much.
      You are why I love WordPress,.. I was just thinking earlier that today is Friday I have no money I have nowhere to go I’ll just sit on my couch with my phone and read WordPress and not be alone you were my first visitor this afternoon with such kind words God bless you❤❤

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      • You are beyond welcome! I know what its like to be down and out with no one around to comfort you! Part of the reason I started my blog! God bless you as well, I know he’s not done using us just yet so lets keep pushing!
        – 😀

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  2. Isn’t it beautiful that it is His strength, His joy, His peace, etc. that he gives us? We don’t have to manufacture it. He walks through the fire with us and speaks to us in darkness. I do not understand suffering, but it seems to draw us closer to God. You are an inspiration. Never give up. God bless you, dear sister. I thought of this song when I read your post:

    I come to the garden alone,
    While the dew is still on the roses,
    And the voice I hear falling on my ear
    The Son of God discloses.
    Refrain:
    And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
    And He tells me I am His own;
    And the joy we share as we tarry there,
    None other has ever known.
    He speaks, and the sound of His voice
    Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
    And the melody that He gave to me
    Within my heart is ringing.
    I’d stay in the garden with Him,
    Though the night around me be falling,
    But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
    His voice to me is calling.

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    • Nancy J,
      you brought back very early childhood memories with this song. When I was a little girl I guess about 7 or 8 we would go to church early and the deacons would have devotion, kind of like a warm-up service before church started and they would sing old hymns,..and this was one of my favorite. I would imagine myself walking in a garden even as a little girl alone with the dew still on the roses and the voice I hear.. and so on but it just stirred up so many great memories I wanted to copy and paste your comment and use it for a blog,..I wanted to share your comment with the world,.. it was so beautiful and so heartwarming you really have made my Sunday morning God bless you Nancy J ❤❤

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  3. Joice,
    Your comment just melted my heart! I praise God for the transformation that He is doing in your life. The change in you is so evident. Just keep holding onto Him. He is our Provider and Protector… Our Source for all things. Just talk to Him and tell Him what you need, how you feel, etc. He wants to be your Friend and will continue to take care of you!!
    And thank you for mentioning my book. I praise God for using it to help you. I pray that He will use it to help many more. Please let me know if you would consider doing a book review for me. Your encouraging words just touch my heart. You are an overcomer on “the path from brokenness to wholeness.” You are living proof of what God can do.
    God bless you, my sister!!

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    • Of course I’ll do a review for your book, its what I used to start the path towards healing. I do feel so much stronger having no contact with my husband. I know one day I’ll have to face my husband again, but in the meantime I’m focusing on me, and doing what’s best for me mentally & spiritually. It has been such a relief not to be afraid all the time. I’m no longer in a state of prolonged hypervigilance. I also find comfort when I can share my story with other survivors and they understand all the craziness that goes on in my head. I try most importantly to do what you do share my faith. I’ve met many woman who are mad at God because of the abuse and the feeling that the abuser got away with it. I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have faith in God, its the most important thing I have. Okay so now I’m rambling, but yes I’ll do a book review. I’m not sure how to do one I’ve never done one before. Any suggestions would be most helpful.
      God bless ❤

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    • I’m sorry it has taken me so long to respond but I no longer had phone service. I’m well its December & I hate December its was the month my husband was the cruelest. I now realize he had already planned how he could cause me the greatest pain. His plans were for me to beg him back, God had different plans. It’s cold I’m freezing but I could be a lot colder if I was homeless, I’m grateful to have a roof over my head & my little heater. I almost wish I had gloves & ear muffs. All in all I’m well, I’m safe & I’m free. Just working hard not to get caught up in being depressed. Its hard to look at everyone around you be excited about the holidays & you feel hopeless.
      I pray that you & your family truly experience the reason for the season & have a blessed Christmas.

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      • Joyce, I am so sorry that you are struggling and my heart truly goes out to you. Please email me with your address… or just put it in a comment and I will delete it to protect your location.I have been concerned about you and praying for you. Keep warm. Remember that God can do all things including warm up your house. I am praying for abundant blessings for you.

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      • I believe the greatest thing anyone can do for me is to pray. I have faith that God did not bring me this far to leave me now. I keep my eyes, my thoughts & my prayers going upward. God Bless you for your ongoing care and concern & for all you do.

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      • Thank you, I’m waiting on whatever God has in store for me. Though my life might seem hard to others its nothing like living without fear. & knowing that I will survive. I start each day renewing my mind & spirit with the word of God and I have faith in the finished works of Jesus Christ. I ask that you “PLEASE” continue to pray for me as I for you.

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      • I praise God for what He is doing in you. Your transformation is so evident from last year. Renewing our mind is what we all need to do… and what I have been trying to do too. Life keeps us busy but we have to focus on Him. Praying for you, my sweet sister!! And thanks for praying for me. Many blessings coming your way!!!

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      • I’m glad your reply came through while I was still at my neighbors. I spend a lot of time at her house because its warm & she allows me to use her computer. She has really been a blessing to me too.
        I have to focus on the word or I would be depressed. My faith in God keeps me going. I’m not always positive but I work on it daily. I’m praying you continue to do your work. Because of the work you do I was able to start my healing. I pray that soon like you, God uses me too.

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