God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matt. 5:3-4

God’s purposes do not seem to include the goal of making everybody feel comfortable.  Instead he creates discomfort in the hearts of those in the position to help others who find themselves in the uncomfortable position of needing help. By using others to meet those needs God can change the lives of the poor and the sad who know they need help and intervene in the lives of those in need of compassionate hearts and generous spirits, who may be less aware of their own need.

Lord, forgive me for asking to be comfortable instead of comforting, and make me uncomfortable with the need around me.