VIDEO God Is Good!: Comfort

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever. John 14:16

When we are facing a crisis, one of the most comforting things we can hear a friend say is, “Don’t worry. I can walk you through the solution. I’ll be right over.” What would you call such a person? A friend? A guide? A counselor? A comforter? Or perhaps all of those terms would be appropriate.

All those terms can be applied to the Holy Spirit whom Jesus promised to send to His followers—as expressed in the Classic Amplified Bible’s translation of John 14:16: “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever.” The Greek word for “Comforter” is parakletos, one called alongside to help, comfort, strengthen, encourage, or counsel. When a friend, or the Holy Spirit, does those things for us, the net result is comfort; we are comforted in our moment of need.

Because God is good, He gives us the gift of comfort. Let the Holy Spirit comfort you through the patience and truth found in God’s Word (Romans 15:4-5).

There is comfort in the fact that God can never be taken by surprise. Frank Gabelein


John 14:16 – Scripture Twisting 101

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