Over the next days we will look at how the Holy Spirit can minister to us. The first way, is this: The Holy Spirit will comfort you.
The Holy Spirit is called a Comforter, and he will comfort you when you are hurting. Here is what Scripture says in John, Chapter 14, verse 16; The King James Version translates parakletos this way:
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever… John 14:16 KJV
“This is the presence of God, the Holy Spirit.
He can Comfort you with the peace that goes beyond all human understanding. It is the Comforting presence of God the Holy Spirit. The word “comforter” means “one to run to our side and pick us up.”
Charles Spurgeon wrote the following words:
“God the Holy Ghost is a very loving Comforter. I am in distress, and want consolation. Some passer-by hears of my sorrow, and he steps within, sits down and essays to cheer me; he speaks soothing words; but he loves me not, he is a stranger, he knows me not at all, he has only come in to try his skill; and what is the consequence? His words run o’er me like oil upon a slab of marble—they are like the pattering rain upon the rock; they do not break my grief; it stands unmoved as adamant, because he has no love for me.
But let someone who loves me dearly as his own life come and plead with me, then truly his words are music; they taste like honey; he knows the password of the doors of my heart, and my ear is attentive to every word; I catch the intonation of each syllable as it falls, for it is like the harmony of the harps of heaven.
Surely He is the person to comfort you, because He loves. Admit Him, then, to your heart, O Christian that He may comfort you in your distress.”
Oh, there is a voice in love, it speaks a language which is its own, it is an idiom and an accent which none can mimic; wisdom cannot imitate it; oratory cannot attain unto it; it is love alone which can reach the mourning heart; love is the only handkerchief which can wipe the mourner’s tears away. And is not the Holy Ghost a loving Comforter?
Do you not know, O saint, how much the Holy Spirit loves you? Can you measure the love of the Spirit? Do you know how great is the affection of His soul towards thee?
Go, measure heaven, go, weigh the mountains in the scales; go, take the ocean’s water, and tell each drop; go, count the sand upon the shore; and when you have accomplished this, you can tell how much He loves you! He has loved you long; He has loved you well; He loved you ever; and He still shall love you.
The Holy Spirit is such and amazing comforter, because of his love towards us!