This is a joyful, tender, beautiful place, not a somber place. In the Comfort Room, you are taught what the true definition of grief is according to God, and how to perceive grief and deal with it. You will see Jesus and His Face of Empathy so you can also empathize with others in grief and grow in compassion towards yourself, God, and others.
For years, the Lord told me that I needed to go through the Comfort Room and deal with my grief. Jesus told me that the most painful emotions will come out but they will be made into the sweetest place of hope in this room.
"Tears may flow in the night, but joy comes in the morning." - Psalm 30:5
Dreams can be stolen because of the inability to deal with grief. Jesus showed me that the grief I was experiencing was because my family had fallen apart. I thought that Jesus was calling me to carry this grief, but Jesus called me to Him and said, “I am so so sorry.” He had a deep desire to draw me near to him and hold me and comfort me. Then the scene changed and all the darkness imploded and He was celebrating and laughing. That is when I realized that we have to Sorrow with Hope because God is so much greater.
"He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever... See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done." - 2 Cor 7:6, 11
Later that same night the Lord showed me this beautiful experience of Him carrying my grief and He asked me why I didn’t believe in Him to walk me through this. It was because I was afraid that I would become stuck in my grief and sorrow. Jesus kept saying, “Aren’t I the Better than God? Don’t I help you Sorrow with Hope?” and He kept reminding me of times where He had comforted me in my grief and given me hope. I had felt so much shame and pain and felt like what I was experiencing was a whole other level of grief, and I didn’t feel that He or I were able to handle it.
This went on for about three weeks and there was a point where I surrendered and the Lord gave me a dream where He told me that I had to deal with my grief for the sake of my children because if I didn’t get free from grief, they would never be free from grief. I could not move into hope and be a reformer if I did not deal with grief in a healthy way. Jesus told me, "This is not an option; it has to be dealt with.”
Grief is identifying with how God feels for you and others. God said to never take on anyone else's sadness or grief in a wrong way. Asking God how He is feeling towards people in their pain enables you to identify with God in the right way towards people. You get set free when you really have the right perspective on grief.
"Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." - Hebrews 12:3
It is very important that we continue to stay focused on hearing God from a perspective full of hope--that we take the lessons from the previous Room into this one. We will then advance in the midst of grief and adversity with hope and new miracles! Everyone’s hearts will be enlarged in the Comfort Room through Hope Hearing.
Hope hearing ensures we won't get stuck in dark emotions or grief. It gets us to deal with grief well, which is the key to being resilient and having Post-Traumatic GROWTH instead of stress. Dealing with grief makes you anti-fragile, and compassionate. In the Comfort Room you receive comfort to deal with trauma, loss, and your past. You will also empathize with others' emotions but not wrongly take on the burdens of their pain.
Allow the God of Comfort to comfort you! Learn how to grieve with Him in healthy ways. In this room, you will not deny or suppress, nor will you get stuck in pain. You will learn how to Sorrow with Hope and how to keep your eyes on God even in the hardest of times. Jesus will help you hear with ears of Hope while in the midst of adversity. Satan uses grief to turn you away from devotion, but the reason for grief is to consider Jesus even more.