The Comfort Room
Comfort Over What's Happened to Us
When I first was led by Jesus into the Comfort Room, I headed into the first corner and I was convinced that Jesus was going to show me how I had hurt and wronged others. I thought He was really going to have me take responsibility for the grief and pain I had caused. I didn’t feel ready for this. I felt like I couldn’t handle it; like I was in a hospital bed bleeding and any more would have killed me. It felt like that.
Then I saw Jesus and He was kneeling down and praying. Then He looked up at me and said, “I am so, so sorry for what you have been through.”
I was stunned, and He was looking at me in the eyes and just kept saying, “I am so so sorry for what has happened to you in your life.” He listed out certain points. His eyes were welling with tears. He was grieving over the things I had gone through.
I was undone. I melted into His arms and stayed there a long, long time. I allowed Him to tell me about His care and comfort, His sorrow. He told me to be kind to myself, be patient with myself.
This is what Jesus wants to do with you in Corner 1. He wants to grieve with you over the painful things you have experienced in your life. He will listen to your grief. He knows what has happened to you, your traumas, your losses, your circumstances of where, when, and to whom you were born. You get to process your pain with Him and be honest about what you are feeling.
Then He will comfort you in your grief. He will never leave your side. He takes your hand and promises you that you will not stay stuck in feelings of grief forever. We need to walk through the grief in order to move past it in our lives; and His Presence is our strength. It doesn’t make you a victim because you realize everyone has had a tough life but you are not alone in it. He will move you through, to strength.