The Upper Room 16 May 2022 Daily Devotional for Monday Message. Read The Upper Room 16 May 2022 Daily Devotional by Mark Eshun (Central Region, Ghana)
TOPIC: Holy Comforter
KEY VERSE: Jesus said, “It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” – John 16:7 (KJV)
The Upper Room 16 May 2022 Daily Devotional MESSAGE
In the last moments Jesus spent with his disciples, he warned them about the persecutions ahead of them if they were to follow him. Jesus did not share this warning to discourage and frighten them but to build their faith and help them understand the journey ahead.
Understanding our challenges can enable us to overcome them. I am proud to be able to testify to this truth. I have encountered many challenges in my life; but the only times I have been able to overcome them were when I understood the root of the problem and trusted in the Lord to help me through.
Knowing that it was not going to be an easy journey, Jesus assured the disciples that they would not be left alone; the Holy Spirit would be their comforter during difficult times, providing peace and consolation in the midst of struggle. This is the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives — to lessen our worry and to calm our fear.
I believe that God wants us to know we are not alone — we have the Holy Spirit to comfort, teach, and renew our trust in God. We can trust God and watch for the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives.
Dear God, we are grateful for the Holy Spirit, who helps us in the challenges we face. Thank you for the peace only your Comforter can give. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
In times of fear, I will turn to the Holy Spirit for comfort.
Those who live with constant fear
The Upper Room 16 May 2022 Daily Devotional Message. The Upper Room is a daily devotional magazine published in more than 30 languages and 100 countries around the world. The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. The meditations are stories of real people working to live faithfully with the Bible as their touchstone. Every day, readers of The Upper Room around the world read the same story in many different languages and pray the same prayer together. Read More