We cannot escape pain in our lives nor grief in our hearts (Jn. 16:6). These are realities we must encounter in our journey of life. The causes and circumstances may be different, but they yield tears from our eyes and instill a heaviness in our hearts.
God knows what we need even before we ask (Mt. 6:8). True love anticipates and satisfies the other’s needs. This is why Jesus sent the Holy Spirit (Jn. 16:7). The Holy Spirit gives us consolation and strength. Let the Spirit be our buoy in the storms of life.
Risen Lord, pour Your Spirit of comfort upon us. Let us feel the warmth of Your presence, the strength of Your arm and the assurance of Your love. Help us sweet Spirit. Amen.