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Jesus, Our Comfort

Come unto me, all ye who are heavy laden and I will give you rest.  Matthew 11:28-29 KJV

Photo courtesy of pixabay. I remember one day when my husband distressed me. He had dementia, which made him aggressive and troublesome. Everything seemed to go wrong. My patience failed. To top things off, I forgot to turn the bathtub off, and water flooded the room.  

I settled down and prayed, “Thank you, Lord, that you are with me in all this turmoil. You are my strength and comfort.” Peace entered my spirit. I got a mop and sopped up the water. I felt the Lord helping me. The circumstances were the same, but joy flooded my soul.

Jesus knows and understands our burdens, anxieties, and weaknesses. He, too, faced all kinds of trials when He walked on earth. He wants us to turn to Him when we are overwhelmed with everyday concerns and need His peace and comfort. His presence is always near, and He is ready to help. Just saying His name pleases Him.

The next time you need the Lord’s comfort, call on Him and thank Him for all He allows in your life circumstances. 

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Kathleen Fessler

Kathleen Fessler is an eighty-five-year-old retired registered nurse. She attends Fountain Hills Christian Center Assembly of God in Fountain Hills, Arizona. She enjoys writing articles and poems for Christian publications. Kathleen is a widow with three children, ten grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren.


  1. Kathleen is my neighbor and it is a privilege to know her. She is the real deal! Her Witness is true... Her Faith is sure... Her Joy is contagious! She is my treasured friend.