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“For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water.  And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes” (Revelation 7:17).

This is a promise to cling to.  The Lord Himself will wipe away every tear.  Why do you look to created things to comfort you?  Many of us do this, but why?  Why not learn to come to the One who made all things.  He has promised to be our comfort.  He has promised to watch over us and lead us.  Why go anywhere else?  Come to the Lord of all now and follow Him today as you shall forever.

Lord, I do not know why I take comfort in things.  To a point, that is fine, but I often cross the line where I take comfort in things of this world instead of resting in You.  Lead me into a life of deeper prayer so that I look to You truly as the source of all things.  May I learn the comfort You give so that even in times of personal adversity I can retain the true hope You have promised for those who are in You.

Lord Jesus, Scripture says that I should become like You, a child of the Heavenly Father.  Lead me in the hope, grace, mercy, and comfort You give so that I may abide in You deeply.  Help me now and always so that I may overcome the obstacles of this world and learn from You, the Great Shepherd, not only how to live in this age, but prepare for the age to come.  Lead me now and always, dear Savior.  Amen.