John 14:16-18 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
YOU WILL ONLY NEED ANCHORED WHEN YOU NEED STABILITY. That need comes via conflict.
YOU WILL ONLY NEED A COMFORTER WHEN YOU NEED HELP. That need comes via life becoming overwhelming to you.
Monday mornings are often a time when one begins a new resolution, such as a time to start a diet, stop smoking, send out some Get Well cards. I’ll start—or stop–-on Monday. That’s just turning over a new leaf. Chances are it will not happen. Listen to this 88-year-old voice of experience!
One has to have a MOORING stable enough, sturdy enough, heavy enough to keep anchored to your promise. You can do it if you keep faith in something/Someone stronger than you. That offer of help is made to you by the Savior, Lord Jesus. What are you afraid of? Jesus can cast away the fear. What are you addicted to? Jesus can break your bondage. What is the baggage you have to carry? Jesus will take the load.
So, why not? Generally it is because the necessary relationship with Jesus comes by way of suffering. Ouch! I don’t want that. Okay, stay under the load, carry the load, live with the fear and addiction.
The Bible says: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” The Holy Spirit will be your Comforter; he will be your moorings. He will be peace and stability for you. Jesus said we will have trials and troubles on earth but He will be your way out.
Kind of you to take time for a comment. Blessings.
Reading “The Insanity of Obedience” by Nik Ripken right now, and it is a challenging book!! Will blog on it soon, but in the meantime listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNsnd2yHKGc
It’s so true that the relationship with Jesus starts with our suffering. I know few people, if any, who came to Christ when everything was going nicely for them – unless it was just so nice it was boring and without any interesting challenges. So, as odd as it sounds, thank God for struggles and problems and pain.