Do Not Be Afraid, Part 2
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Our calling is to be avenues of compassion that help turn broken hearts toward Jesus. As the Comforter, it’s the Holy Spirit’s task to piece together broken hearts. There is great freedom in knowing that we are one of God’s emissaries, bringing His message of help and hope. How do we know what to do and say as His emissaries? Accept the privilege of opening His Word with genuine expectation that He will open our hearts and eyes to His directions.
How are your experiencing the wonderful, delightful comfort of God’s Word as you encourage your hurting friend or need encouragement yourself? Take care of your own soul by soaking in His Word and you’ll be ready to offer the help and hope of Jesus to those who live in your village.
STORE UP MORE TREASURES
At some point in our lives, we or someone we know will go through great suffering. I encourage you to go the the MARKINC website and listen to the audio resource titled “The Ultimate Sacrifice” so that you can store up treasures of encouragement for the next rainy day in your life or someone else's. Here is a summary and teaser of this resource:
This resource addresses and honors the ultimate sacrifice made by brave men and women on behalf of our nation, for us! Dr. Chuck Betters and his wife, Sharon, interview Richelle Hecker who lost her husband and Burt and Donna Kephart who lost their son when each made the ultimate sacrifice, leaving behind beloved casualties of the war in Iraq. These interviews tackle the most provocative challenges of losing a loved one in battle and will profoundly impact you as you experience their “walk through the grief and pain.”
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