Friday, 21 August 2015

Thank You Lord for the Comforter

The Holy Spirit is not just a teacher, the Holy Spirit is also a comforter and this is being demonstrated more and more in my life as I go on with the Lord.

One morning last week I was sat in my lounge having a coffee.  I'd had a night of not sleeping much due to the on-going trial that I am going through regarding waiting on the Lord for my healing.  I gazed out of the window and negative thoughts of what my future might hold started to form in my mind, and slowly started to balloon. 

Suddenly it was as if a voice spoke over these thoughts saying 'Take no thought for tomorrow'.  This scripture has always been emphasized to me in my trials, encouraging me to believe and trust in what the Lord has promised, not what my carnal mind is foretelling and trying to convince me will happen.
I immediately felt better, and turned to pick up my cup of coffee.


As I did, my eyes fell upon a pile of my old writings that I had placed on the coffee table the previous evening in order to sort them out (story of my life).  There was a page that jumped out to me, it was partially hidden near the bottom of the pile, but the title was clearly showing.  It was:-

'You know not what tomorrow brings.'

It was an article that I had written after attending an annual writers' seminar several years ago, the contents of which clearly demonstrated how the picture that forms in a person's natural mind of future happenings can be totally the opposite of what does actually happen.
I asked the Lord to show me something from His word to confirm His promise to me.  I opened my Bible straight to Psalm 103, with the words that He has used right from the beginning, concerning my promise of healing, underlined.  'who heals you from all your diseases. '

Later that morning I decided to do some ironing as the pile of clothes needing to be ironed was building up.  I asked my husband to put the ironing board in our bedroom as I thought I could watch Tbn UK,  the Christian channel that I occasionally watched, on the television in there while he had peace to read his classic car magazines in the lounge.
When I turned the channel on, there was a man speaking about enduring and persevering in trials.  He was relating to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego  in the fiery furnace, and how that, even when we are in extreme fiery trials, the Lord will be there with us to protect us from the spiritual enemy.
I knew immediately that everything that had happened in those few hours was encouragement from the Lord to persevere in my trial, even though it was sometimes hard, and knew that I had to take every thought captive and bring it into obedience to Christ, the Word of God that was being spoken into my situation. 
I thank God that my times are in His hands, and that all things are possible if I can believe, and that He helps and encourages  in areas where  the spiritual enemy tries to cause doubt and unbelief  as demonstrated in  Mark ch. 9 vs. 23 and 24 .:-
'Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.   And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.'
John ch. 14 v. 26 states:- 'But the comforter , the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.' - and this is exactly what He did here, and many other times as I wait on the Lord for my healing.
I know that I could not go down this road if I had not been absolutely convinced that the Lord had initially led me down it and told me to trust absolutely in Him.

Only You

Only a Father as loving as You
could take my life's burdens and carry me through
Only to someone who knew how I felt
could I pour out my anguish each night as I knelt
Only my Saviour, my Lord and my King
could change my cold Winter to blossoming Spring
Only my God and His wonderful Son
will I praise 'til my days on this earth are done