My idea of comfort may have changed over the years. As a child, I may have found comfort in a special blanket or a hug from a parent or loved one. As a young adult, I may have found comfort in the lyrics of a favorite song or time spent with friends who shared my interests and values.
While all of these things may still bring comfort, my awareness of God's presence fills me with a comfort that knows no bounds. In quiet moments, I experience "the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding," a peace that assures me I am never alone. This peace, this comfort, gives me hope and strength and the assurance that God is with me, now and always.