Tuesday, October 25, 2016

We Shall Be Comforted

Blessed are those who mourn.  For they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) NKJV

What a blessing it is to know that in times of sorrow we can and will be comforted.  The Lord promised to never leave us lonely and oftentimes we may feel that where we are in our sorrow is a lonely place.
I am here to remind you that if we have received salvation’s gift than we are never alone and the Holy Spirit our Comforter has come to do just that, to become our source of comfort.

Before going to sit at the right hand of the Father, Jesus promised us a Helper would come in his place.  This Helper would remind the disciples then, and us now, of the teaching He had imparted during His time with them.  It would help them then, and us now, to recall the truths taught to them, both to encourage them in troubling times and to equip them to fulfill their callings in this life.

When we allow the Holy Spirit to operate in our hearts and lives the result according to John 14:27 is lasting peace…His peace “not as the world gives…”  At the beginning of chapter 14 Jesus started out by saying “Let not your heart be troubled; You believe in God, believe also in Me.”  He was preparing His disciples for his departure from the earth but I also believe it to be an encouragement to us when facing tribulation, hardship, or loss.  He’s saying.  I got you! I won’t leave you comfortless.  Draw on the Holy Spirit and you will be equipped to get through anything this world throws at you.  In the end we will be victorious.  Psalms 30:5 says “Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.”

Be blessed!


  1. What a powerful word! Oftentimes I think we do forget that we are not alone in this walk. He promised that He'd "never leave us nor forsake us". Problem is I think we don't always realize that when we operate in sin sometimes, it becomes more difficult to hear His voice which causes us to believe He's far from us, when actually, He never left!

  2. What a great word! It seems as though sometimes we don't realize that He was always there, until after we've come through our situation. Also seems our faith tends to grow at times like this, when all we can turn to is Jesus, "a very present help in our time of trouble".