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. 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, asking 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 that I had never felt before.
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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 us and to be with us.
Copyright © 2019: The Comforter: Author Glenda Shouse: All Rights Reserved
Published November 2021: Christian Devotions Ministries: Managing Editor, Martin Wiles; Executive Editor Cindy Sproles
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Glenda Shouse is a devotion writer. She is published at Christian Devotions Ministries, PresbyCan, The Upper Room, and VineWords: Devotions and More. She is working alongside friends to complete her first devotional book entitled, Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships.
Glenda’s prayer shawl ministry, Three-Strand Cord, focuses on imparting hope to ladies going through difficult times. Each recipient is gifted with a hand-crocheted or knitted prayer shawl. When possible, Glenda delivers these shawls personally, and prays for each individual.
Those who know Glenda well, are aware of her gifting as a prayer warrior. She is a powerhouse of prayer, because she has a close relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Glenda is passionate about praying.
In her spare time, Glenda enjoys her role as “Grammy” to her two grandsons. She also enjoys reading, crocheting, and knitting.
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