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October 15, 2015 at 2:53 am #3911rebeccaGuest
cant sleep too well these days
it is about 4 in the morning and i just posted lyrics of “the dark before the dawn” on my facebook page…
then i realized that it is almost morning…it will be here soon…. dont worry. not too sure this was really only coincidental
the song is about a rather different promise and hope but still…i feel comforted….
so what are your moments if you wish to share?
October 15, 2015 at 9:53 pm #3930Miss LindaGuest
This is hard. Some of them are more personal than I want to share here. But some of them don’t take too much explanation, so I will write about those.
I remember one time many years ago when I was in school, I was living alone and I was poor and life was really stressful. I decided to go out to eat, even though I didn’t have any money to spare. I probably did need the better nutrition (it is pathetic when eating at a pizza place is “better nutrition” but at that point it was), but what I really wanted was a bright spot in the day, a change of scenery, and something in my life that wasn’t stressful and related to grades and deadlines. Then when I got to the restaurant, I saw one of my classmates was there with his family and they invited me to eat with them. I had thought I needed the food and the change in scenery, but by the time I left the restaurant, I realized what I had been needing was much bigger than that. I needed family and mine were far away. My classmate shared his family with me that night. Sitting at a table having a conversation with other people sounds like such a small, insignificant thing until you don’t have it. Being able to spend time with a child, who isn’t hardened by stress and can still find the wonder and magic in the world easily, matters. It made a HUGE difference for me, and I left greatly comforted. It was what I really needed but didn’t know I needed or could have. And as if that weren’t enough, they bought my meal, which meant I could still get groceries that week too. I doubt they have any idea how much that evening meant to me. I never even tried to tell them, but as I look back, I wish I had.
Another one was simply that on a really bad day during a particularly difficult period in my life, someone at church walked up and said “I feel like I need to give you a hug” and did. That was all. I know that person didn’t know what was going on, and even if he had asked, I wouldn’t have told him. But it was enough that I knew that someone cared, and I was comforted by it.
When I heard “The Rain Keeps Falling” the first time was another one of those moments. It didn’t solve anything, but it was so reassuring to hear my feelings and questions put into words and coming out of someone else’s mouth. As much as I don’t want anyone else to feel that way, it really does help to know that I’m not alone. And it helps to be reminded of the hope that I have in God, that He is going to make something good out of even the most difficult things.
November 14, 2015 at 6:38 pm #4593Miss MaryGuest
I missed this thread somehow. Comforting moments can be big things or really little things that mean a lot. One of my more recent comforting moments was a snuggly cat that I was pet sitting. There were a lot of conflicts with friends at that point (things seem to be improving…at least, I hope they are), and it was really comforting to have at least one little creature that I knew was not in the least upset with me or taking anything I said or did the wrong way. It took practically nothing to start him purring madly, though he also made it very difficult to type anything since he always wanted to be sitting on the keyboard.
December 24, 2015 at 12:28 pm #5186Madame SidlerKeymaster
I had a pretty rough time this last semester, and there were a few moments that stand out as times when I felt comforted amidst the storm.
- Professor Sidler made dinner, and cleaned up afterwards, a lot of nights. That helped a lot.
- Sometimes when it had been a long day, I read a little bit of Calvin & Hobbes before bed. It helped me feel that I wasn’t alone. Laughter helps, too.
- Miss Linda sent me a song one day (“Faith to be Strong”), and a tiger another day, and chattered at me and prayed for me, and all of those things helped.
- One of my professors was very kind to me when everything felt impossible.
- “Day By Day” is another song that has helped me a lot.
- One day when I was feeling very miserable and vulnerable, Andrew saw it on my face and reminded me that my identity is secure in Christ. He said those very words, and it was exactly what I needed to hear.
Rebecca, how have you been sleeping lately?
December 28, 2015 at 6:29 am #5222FrevaGuest
My daily shower comforts me because I can talk to God alone.
January 8, 2016 at 1:27 pm #5274Miss LindaGuest
Freva, that can be super valuable, especially if you are around people a lot. Having time and space that is just you and God, with no one interrupting you and no one expecting something from you is a wonderful thing.
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