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The Comforter

Jesus said, "I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever."  John 14:16 NKJV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.The phone rang as I walked through the door.

My sister called to tell me Dad was extremely sick. As I ran to the car, I asked the Lord to be with me and my family. I drove the eight miles to my parents’ house, praying.

The ambulance and rescue squad had already arrived when I pulled into the driveway. Before getting out of the car, I bowed my head and asked 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 and inner strength and peace I had never felt before.

My dad died that night. Without the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit, I could not have helped my mom and sister through that night and the days ahead. Since then, I have continued to call upon the Lord, not only in times of hardship but also every day and in every situation.

If you are going through a difficult time, lean on the God of all comfort and invite the Holy Spirit to fill you with peace. As promised in God’s Word, the Holy Spirit is there to help you through challenging times.

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Glenda Shouse

Glenda Shouse lives in Kernersville, N.C., and enjoys her two grandsons, writing, knitting, and crocheting. She is a regular contributor to VineWords Devotions and is working with two friends to complete her first devotional, Love Knots; Stories of Faith, Family and Friendships.