Posted by: Cathi Brese Doebler | March 18, 2010

Providing comfort

Children get comfort from parents in so many ways, through physical comfort, verbal comfort, and the simple comfort of being there.

Some simple ways parents give comfort could include:

  • Putting a band-aid on a cut
  • Singing to a child
  • Walking with your child into a dark room and turning on the light switch they can’t reach
  • Hugging a child who is crying
  • Patting a child on the back as they talk about a difficult part of their day
  • Praying with your child about struggles they are facing at bedtime

 Each of these examples are ways that you demonstrate that you are there for them, holding them up when they fall, and listening when they hurt.

 When we grow up, we still need comfort as adults. Thankfully, God is there for us whether we are a child or an adult, because no matter the age, we are always His child.

 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

 When my toddlers cried out in pain I never hesitated…but always went to help them, wanting to take away the pain of a bee sting or fall.

 In the same way, our Heavenly Parent wants to give you comfort when you need it most.

 “Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:24

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