I WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER COMFORTER, Jesus tells His disciples that He is going away but He will not leave them alone. He was not talking about a bed covering. He was referring to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has a few different names: Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Comforter, Strengthener- all these for our benefit.
Jesus means “God with us” and literally the Holy Spirit is God IN us. He’s the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of the living God and Creator of the Universe abiding in US, those who have been born again. Therefore, it begs the question, if you have been born again and the Comforter resides in you; why then are you not comforted? You better stop and think before you accuse God of any wrong doing. God is Truth, and He cannot lie. Why then weary friend are you not comforted? “Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalms 61:1-2
I watch people and they will run to every source for help, except the Helper. They will spend mass amounts of time with every counselor, except the Counselor. They will read every book, except His book. These other things are aids, but true healing for spirit, mind, body and soul is only found in His hands. The prophet said, “Heal me O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved.” It’s a statement of loyalty and unswerving faith in our only source of Divine provision for all things. The prophet literally had no where else to turn but the Lord his God.
Comfort is found dwelling in His presence. Help is given only when truly sought, seek His face evermore. What does your prayer life look like? Hours travailing before His throne? Do you live a life of fasting and praying? Or minute, microwave prayers popped up and when your answer is not given immediately, moving on to the next source? How often do you meditate on His Word? Day and night like the psalmist? Or a brief verse here and there? Examine your heart and your actions; they will reveal the true answer. #runyourrace
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