“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.” (John 14:16)
Sometimes we have days or times that fall right into place and all in our world just seems to be content and blessed. How wonderful these days are for us.
On the other hand we also have times that we may feel confused, depressed and even distraught because all seems to be going wrong for us. I think we have all been there.
That special cake you were baking for company falls, the person you were trying to help lashes out at you in a selfish and contrary way when all you were trying to do was help. Maybe you have had bad news from your doctor, or you lost your job. It may seem that there is no one to understand what you are going through.
This makes me think of our dear Saviour as He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. His very best friends and followers fell asleep instead of praying with Him and taking Him seriously when He needed them the most.
Can you think of times in your life that have been like this?
God gave us another Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to be the advocate for us and to help us in times of need, physical and emotional pain, loneliness or heartbreak.
God, and in particular the Holy Spirit, are sometimes given the title of Comforter. Jesus comforts his followers with assurance that his teachings are true and that God will provide for us, both now and in heaven.
Prayer: Father God help us and give us that wonderful comfort that only You can give. We thank You and we lift up your holy name in assurance that You will help us in all our needs. Amen.
Pastor Nancy Dittert (Founder of Fibro/Chronic Pain Support Group Ministry) lives in a Berm home in Rural Central Iowa with her husband & soul mate Patrick. Nancy lives with Severe Fibromyalgia, Absence Seizures and Neuropathy. She is still actively involved as a Christian freelance writer and works full time in chronic pain ministry through the Internet.