how does God comfort me?
i think mostly through other people.
the best and most frequent comfort i get is right here on the MS forums - not just the spirituality one - but all of em.
sometimes it is a phrase i read in a book or hear in a song.
other times it is a flash of beauty in nature or a photo or painting.
occasionally there is a Bible verse or passage that seems like it was written just for me - at that moment.
and i guess all of these things could be rationalized away or called a coincidence - that they just happened to be there when i needed something encouraging. but i like to think it was God and that it was intentional on His part - and that he meant it just for me. BTW - this is pretty recent - for most of my life i have felt that i was disqualified and not on God's list of acceptable people.
A guy opens the front door and sees a snail on his doorstep. He picks up the snail and throws it across the street in a neighbor's yard. A year later, the guy opens the front door and the same snail is on his doorstep. The snail says, "What the f*ck was that about?"