I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O Lord, and comfort myself.
It is an interesting concept that the psalmist comforts himself. Let’s face it, we all talk to ourselves. It may be in the quietness of our own mind or out loud in our car as we travel down the road! The real question is, what do we say to ourselves? Our thoughts can be consumed with selfish wants and desires. We can tell ourselves lies about our circumstances and even about God. Or, we can reflect on the eternal truths of God’s word and find great comfort as we recall the character of God and His sovereign work in our lives.
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,
Keep in mind that God is the source of all comfort:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 1:3–4
A Christian can always find comfort from God through the gift of His word. This comfort is not mystical in nature, rather, it is reminding ourselves of the character of God, of the promises of God, of the redemption that we have in Christ, and of the hope we have for the future.
The Scriptures are packed full of real, live illustrations of God’s great care for His children and His sovereign control over all of life’s circumstances. We cannot help but be encouraged when we reflect on these glorious truths!
This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your word has revived me.