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You have to trust in something.

When our computer goes up we call someone who knows how to fix it. We trust the technician.

When our car breaks down we call someone who knows how to fix it. We trust the mechanic.

But for some reason, when things go wrong in our lives we don’t call the one who knows how to fix it. In fact, we do everything “but”.

God made you. He knows what works and what doesn’t. We are given the choice whether we believe that or not.

I can tell you for certainty, he knows how to help you. But it may take some patience on your part. It may take being teachable and willing to listen. It may take doing some things you don’t want to do.

And trust.

it works.

If you are a parent, you know how difficult it is when your child is sick. A sudden fever in the middle of the night or a broken arm from a fall – we want to take the pain away. We do all we can to comfort and help our child get well.

God is a parent, too. He is the Heavenly Father.  He is not distant from you. The Bible tells us God knows how many hairs are on your head. That tells me He is fully aware of you in a very personal way. When you are in pain, He also wants to bring comfort and help you get well.

A child learns to trust his parent’s care. God wants us to trust His care.

How does God comfort? First of all, it’s incredible to me what people can endure. Some call it the resilience of the human spirit. It’s there because God put it there. Secondly, if we want God’s involvement, we will find many comforting promises that will help us through our pain.

God has made us to work well within His design. That said, knowing those comforting promises help us with pain. It works. Just like a child trusts that an earthly parent will bring them a warm blanket, a glass of juice, a dosage of medicine, we can trust that our Heavenly Father promises never to leave us or forget us.

It doesn’t always feel like that. I know. But only when we see beyond ourselves and reach for something bigger than our pain, will we begin feeling differently.

When no one else understands, God does. When no one else cares, God does.