What comforts you? Have you yielded your self to the spirit of truth to know what you seek for comfort?
Are you angry because of your enemy? Then truth is not your comfort. Your comfort is your ego. It is your false self that you seek to feed and stand up before the world. Your ego is your comfort.
Is the desire of your heart to build a kingdom on this earth? Do you seek status? Is this what gives you comfort?
Do you desire the judgments of men? Do you want to be seen in a certain way? Do you desire to be judged and desired by others? Is this what gives you comfort?
Does the consumption of food, sex, or sleep bring you comfort? Does the intense distraction of pleasure relieve you from the lie that you are living? Does this bring you comfort?
Does your desire to be saved keep you from truth itself? Do you worship a religion because it promises you salvation and relieves you from having to face the lies you carry? Does your religion comfort you so that you don’t face the truth?
The Holy Ghost is the comforter because he has the power to fill you with truth, divest you of the lies you live, and sanctify you with God. But to be filled with the Holy Ghost we must become divested of all of our false sources of comfort. The ego, anger against our enemy, desire to build an earthly kingdom, seeking the judgments of men, consumption of distracting pleasure, and false religion all must be sacrificed if we are to be consumed in the Holy Ghost.
Truth is the only true and everlasting comfort. It is the only thing that can deeply satisfy you. It is the only thing that can give you rest. It is the only thing that can give you peace.
Truth is both terrible and comforting. If we are not of the truth it is terrifying. It takes faith to leave the falsehoods we’ve accepted as our reality and move into truth. It takes great faith to let go of things that we have become dependent upon for comfort. Everything untruthful in us must die at some point, and if our identity is rooted in a lie, it will feel like a true death.
But there is nothing more true than Jesus Christ. He is the truth. And he seeks to make us like he is, so that we can endure into the eternities. Our nature and deepest self is truth, and when we clothe ourselves in anything other than truth, we deny our truest and eternal self.
The Spirit can lead us through the path of becoming divested of our lies, deceptions, and reliance on false forms of comfort. It can lead us to the Savior who requires our entire hearts and minds so that he can fill us with truth. This is the path of salvation – being saved from fear, deception, and darkness.
There is no other path of eternal comfort than through Jesus Christ.