God is so close that we should feel his Holy breath upon our face. He’s not high in heaven only looking down to play us like puppets. He’s with us everywhere in everything (Psalm 139:7-12, NIV). There is no circumstance too dark or difficult that God will not go through it with us (Hebrews 13:5-6, NIV). He is always ready to comfort.
But, for whatever reason, we may choose to reject his comfort. We may choose to feel miserable and defeated.I heard someone say recently that she sets aside a quiet time each day without TV, people, or computers just to listen to God. It’s important to get the world’s voices out of our head in order to hear the comforting voice of our Holy Father.