Mine are homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, and soup.
God designed foods for our enjoyment, but food isn’t actually meant to comfort us—that’s something God wants to do.
In 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, He’s called the God of all comfort. What a great promise!
But we must accept his comfort. When Joseph disappeared we’re told that Jacob refused to be comforted (Genesis 37:35). Jacob forgot that God is in charge, that God turns bad into good, that God wants to comfort us. Jacob's refusal to accept comfort didn’t bring Joseph back any sooner. It just made Jacob miserable for a good chunk of his life.
Are you in need of comfort in some area of your life today? A second helping of pie won't do the trick! Instead ask for God's comfort, and accept it when He gives it. He’s able to comfort you in any and every situation!
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011