A Word for the Believer!
Psalm 34:18-20 The Passion
The Lord is close to all whose hearts are crushed by pain, and He is always ready to restore the repentant one. Even when bad things happen to the good and godly ones, the Lord will save them and not let them be defeated by what they face. God will be your bodyguard to protect you when trouble is near. Not one bone will be broken.
The Lord is near to those who have a broken and a contrite spirit! I am here to tell you today that God is not far from you. He is right there alongside you, leading you, comforting you, helping you in every task; every step you take. The Holy Spirit is a “Helper”. Our ‘Paraclete (Greek word-Parakletos): An advocate or intercessor, counselor, and comforter.
John 14:16-17 shows that the Holy Spirit is sent to us after Jesus’ leaves the earth. Here; Jesus announces to his disciples and gives them encouragement: “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever–the Spirit of Truth.” (see also John 14:26)
You see the Holy Spirit has been sent to comfort and counsel us. The Greek origin of “Parakletos” means “one called to the side of another”. To COUNSEL and SUPPORT one who needs it. This Counselor, or ‘Paraclete’ is God the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity who has been called to our side. He is a personal being and dwells in every believer.
The Holy Spirit also gives us refreshment. He gives the invitation and comforts us in saying; that if anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. (John 7:37-39)
The promise given to us is that all who drink of the ‘LIVING WATERS’ will have their own well within them. Jesus gives us not a stream; but streams living in us. That is; the gift of the Holy Spirit!
What is your need today? Do you need companionship? The Holy Spirit is with you!
Do you need comfort? The Holy Spirit stands ready to help you!
Do you need an Advocate? He is ready to plead your case!
Is your sorrow so deep, that you do not know what to do or how to pray? The Holy spirit helps in our weaknesses and teaches us what we ought to pray, through groanings and moaning and all types of prayer. The prayer of intercession! (ROMANS 8:26)
Believe today that the Holy Spirit can infill you, and give you the refreshment you need. The invitation is for all who come to know Him as their personal Lord and Savior! The Holy Spirit woos us and invites us to experience the fullness of his nature. He wants to develop an intimate and sensitive relationship with all of us.
His encouraging whisper to us: “I will help you my beloved; to cope, and to walk through the trials of life. I will refresh your spirit and heal the most inner-parts of your being; the depths of your soul! I will lead you beside the still waters, and restore your soul. I, the Lord; am your Good Shepherd!”
Will you come and drink today? Are you willing?
As often as you thirst–come to Him! When you have a need–draw from the wells of ‘Living Waters’ and do not leak out. Believe that He who promised; is FAITHFUL! He will fill you and refresh you; you shall never thirst again. God is with you always, even till the very end! He will HELP you and guide you; His goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life! Hallelujah!!!
” Psalm 23: 1-6 ESV”
Live life Passionately and Prayerfully, daily in His Presence ~ Chrissy K.