Some seek out alcohol and drugs to get confort, some seek out money and material riches, others are hoping to receive comfort from their religious leaders and the like. Where or who do you look to for real comfort in your life?
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You are such a positive person. I appreciate that about responses. Tell me please, you say you have many "Gods" or more than one God. Who or what are your Gods and do they have names? How did you come to have many Gods?
Thank you SCP (if I may abbreviate your name, lol). My religion is Wicca, it's a Pagan polytheistic religion. I believe there are many Gods, and I have a personal relationship with a few specific ones. What the are? They're Gods, lol.
Yes by all means you may use SCP lol! No problem. Very interesting. Do your Gods each represent something or have a particular quality about them? I have never heard of your religion before. Does your religion have its own Book of laws?
We have liturgy, not scripture. We have tenets and ethics, not laws. It is an orthopraxic religion, rather than orthodoxic or revealed. The Gods are divine beings, and yes, they have their own unique 'personality' about them in my beliefs.
Thank you for asking where do I go for comfort. My main source is prayer to God. After praying to Him, a serene calmness and peace comes over me and its as if God is saying to me everything will be okay (Isaiah 41:01-13, Philippians 4:6,7)
Truly focusing in on Jesus and his example can bring us comfort. I agree with you. Matthew 11:28-30: "COME TO ME, ALL YOU WHO ARE TOILING AND LOADED DOWN, AND I WILL REFRESH YOU....."
Your experience with your teddy bear, reminds me of the character of the Peanuts cartoon, who keeps his "security" blanket with him. You are not by yourself. No doubt others have a "comforter" in stuffed animals and the like. And yes food can be too.
Family is always a good source of comfort during hard times. You are very fortunate. Reading a good book or watching a favorite TV show or movie can certainly take your mind off minor problems. I find that voluntarily helping others is comforting too