God is our greatest comforter, because He is always with us. He sees all that is going on in our lives. He knows what we struggle with He understands us better than anyone else in our lives. He is truly available 24/7, ready and willing to help us through anything we bring to Him in prayer.
Last August, I had a grand mal seizure (now referred to as tonic-clonic seizure). I have never had a seizure before, and I don’t have epilepsy. The cause is still unknown, but I am fortunate that it was a single, isolated seizure.
My oldest son found me on the floor of our living room, jerking with convulsions. He says he was talking to me, but I didn’t respond to him. He called 911, and the next thing I knew, I was waking up on my loveseat being told I had a seizure. I told him there was no way I had a seizure, I thought he was mistaken. I didn’t remember any of it. The paramedics asked me who the President was, and I said, “Obama!” Then they asked me what year it was and I didn’t know. Once I laid down on a stretcher in the ambulance, I was praying, and I saw Jesus standing next to me. I wasn’t hallucinating, I was being blessed by seeing God right there with me.
Of course, I was scared. I didn’t know why I had a seizure and if I would have another. I had no idea what might be wrong with me, and I was stunned that it happened. I’ve had my fair share of medical emergencies, so I have experience handling the unique stress of hospital visits. But since I’ve been saved, I have never faced a health crisis alone. God has always been beside me, comforting me and reassuring me.
In 2 Corinthians, Chapter 1, verses 3-4, it says: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. [NIV Bible]
Once you’ve felt that “I’m here with you no matter what” comfort from God, it inspires you to pass it along to other people. God loves us, and He blesses us for our own good and for the good of others.
Let God be with you through every test, every procedure and every diagnosis! Don’t go it alone, have faith in God and invite Him into your challenges. He loves you and He wants to help and comfort you!