When you need a personal whisper from your Heavenly Father, where is He? In times of stress, distress, or tragic loss, do you ache for His arms to hold you and carry you through? The loss of some precious friends–a father and his teen-age daughter–prompted me to post this simple devotion. When does God want to be your Comforter? For all who need God’s comfort–and we all do–this one is for you:
And I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever.
John 14:16 KJV
From the Father’s Heart
My child, I know when your heart is breaking, when you’ve said good-bye to the last dream of your heart. I’m here for you, and I will hold you as long as you need to rest in My arms. My Spirit is ever present as the Comforter to speak peace to your heart and soul. In every sorrow, and for every tomorrow, I will be there. No one else can make that promise to you.
A Grateful Response
Lord, I never need to look farther than the comfort of Your arms. There You wait for me with expectant heart, longing for my fellowship. How many times I’ve felt Your strong arms and quiet whispers to my aching heart! Where else could I turn? Lord, You are my Comforter.
Just when we think all hope is gone, Jesus fills our hearts with song.
(c) 2002, Rebecca Barlow Jordan, Daily in Your Presence, All Rights Reserved.
When and how has God been that Comforter for you?