These things I have spoken to you while being present with
you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My
name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not
as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither
let it be afraid.
Today I experienced a troubled heart. Not for trouble I am personally experiencing,
but because someone I love is troubled. Often it seems easier to endure my own
difficulty that to watch someone else walk through it.
After the initial impact, I prayed and I turned to scripture. Jesus words in John
14:27 often comfort me – My peace I give to you; not as the world
gives do I give to you…… Some days the world can pile us so high with
trouble that our knees threaten to buckle under the burden, then a strange
strength arrives unannounced and we stand. Wisdom and discernment begin to flow
and eventually the Lord’s peace governs our heart below the burden. All of this
is the work of the Holy Spirit, our constant companion. When we can’t tell
truth from lies, the Spirit of Truth will discern. When our path is clear but
looks too steep or rocky, the Holy Spirit encourages us forward. When we feel exhausted
and alone, we remember David’s words – Where can I go from your Spirit? –
And find ourselves in the company of three – the Father, the Son and the Holy
Spirit. We are among holy friends, holy counselors, holy wisdom, holy healing
and holy power from the throne of God in the form of the Holy Spirit.
Fellowship in the Spirit can sustain us through what otherwise would seem
Do you need help today? The Helper is already present. He is with you and is reaching to help. He has been sent by the Father in the Name of Jesus. What could have more
power? He has proceeded from the Father and the Son and remains in constant
contact with all who have simple faith the life, death and resurrection of the
Do not let your heart be troubled. Neither let it be afraid. God is with you.