Our comforts never work.
In fact those with the greatest "creature comforts" often have anxiety, stress, depression and dissatisfaction through the roof.
What gives true and lasting comfort?
Isaiah takes us to the depths, then raises us to the heights. In Chapter 40:1-8, God gives three messages to be proclaimed by a human voice. And here's the essence of these messages: Take heart... Judgement is coming... You're all perishing.
That's a shocking way to comfort a people but if we follow Isaiah down, he'll raise us up to true and everlasting comfort...