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Thursday was a rough day.
Nothing went according to plan.
I lost a post I had written, so I had to do it all over again.
I had to do some things that came up during the day that wasn't part of my plan for the day.
In short, it seemed to me to be a day full of disorder and confusion.
When I got home Thursday afternoon I knew I had to do something to get rid of all the confusion and just get some peace and quiet back into my life.
As I was thinking about this, the Lord reminded me of something I had read the other day.
Unfortunately I can't remember where I read it or who wrote it, but the idea stuck with me. The person wrote he realised he had been doing things wrong. Instead of going to the Lord at the end of a busy day for some restoration and comfort, he had been turning to some form of entertainment, most of the time the television.
Don't we all do that?
We turn on the TV or some music.
Some turn to alcohol or some form of medication.
Others turn to drugs or pornography.
Or we turn to other people.
But none of these things can truly comfort us or restore us or bring us lasting peace.
God alone can do that.
Jesus called the Holy Spirit our Comforter.
So we need to come to Him to be comforted and restored.
We need to come to Him so He can replenish our worn out souls.
That is exactly what I did on Thursday night.
I got quiet before the Lord, and I asked the Holy Spirit to comfort me.
Then I just sat there, focusing my attention on the Lord and His goodness in my life.
Within a few minutes I felt better. I was peaceful again, and all those things that made my day seem full of disorder just didn't matter anymore.
Do you need rest and comfort at the end of a busy day? I believe we all do.
Why don't you come to the Lord, even if it is just for a few minutes.
Let Him give you rest and peace.
Let Him comfort you and restore you.
Allow Him to be the One to satisfy you!