Jesus said, “I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever.”~John 14:16 KJV
The phone rang as I walked through the door. My sister was calling to tell me Dad was very sick. I needed God to send the Comforter.
As I ran to the car, I asked the Lord to be with me and my family. As I drove the eight miles to my parents’ house, I prayed.
The ambulance and rescue squad were there when I pulled into the driveway. Before getting out of the car, I bowed my head and asked the Lord to provide the strength I would need to face whatever was ahead. As I opened the car door and got out, I felt a calming presence, an inner strength, and peace I had never felt before.
My dad died that night.
Without the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit, I would not have been able to help my mom and sister through that night and the days ahead. Since then, I have continued to call upon the Lord– not just in times of hardship but every day and in every situation.
Friend, are you going through a difficult time right now? Lean on the God of all comfort and invite the Holy Spirit to fill you with peace. The Holy Spirit is there to help you through challenging times as promised in God’s Word.
We are never alone; the Comforter is with us.
Lord Jesus Christ, thank You for Your promise to send the Holy Spirit to comfort me and to be with me. Amen.
Copyright 2019: The Comforter: Glenda Shouse: All Rights Reserved
Published November 2021: Christian Devotions Ministries: Managing Editor, Martin Wiles; Executive Editor Cindy Sproles