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Comfort of Holy Spirit

2018-05-20 14:48
Pastor’s letter (724) May 20th, 2018

Comfort of Holy Spirit

D.L. Moody found something in common when he visited several families in Chicago.
Everyone was living in sorrow and suffering. At the first house, the woman with a twisted eyes
due to crying told her pastor that she have the only son who has alcoholic and her son came home
last night over the midnight with drunken.
The second house was a house where the children live who attend Moody Sunday school.
The mother showed the toys and shoes with tears that the dead child had been playing.
In the third house, the woman had no idea how to make up the family in the upcoming winter
because her husband left the house.
The fourth visited house told him that they don’t know where their son had gone.
Moody says “On that day I visited five families, and each house had a broken heart.
Whether rich or poor. No one can be an exception in a broken heart.”

Job was God’s pride and joy. Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job?
There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” (Job 1:8)
sadness and sighing came to him, too. When he was walking through the tunnel of the deepest
desperation of life, he was not comforted by the people around him. He was able to receive comfort
when he heard God’s voice. My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. (Job 42:5)

Pastor Ed Dobson preached to over 5,000 believers in Calvary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, for 18 years.
He now has ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and retired six years ago. The remaining time was
3 to 5 years, but 11years have passed. He chose to live as in 2Corinthians 4:16 at the beginning of his ministry.
”Therefore, we are not discouraged. Our outward man is old, but our inner man is renewed day by day.”
When he was a young man, he concentrated on the part that was renewed day by day, but now that
he is old enough to have an incurable disease, his eyes are on the part where the outside person gets old.

He said he lost confidence and often says he did not want to get up in bed. “If I knew I was dying,
I read the Bible harder and I thought I would really pray if I was really dying, but I could hardly read the Bible,
and it was hard to pray. If the environment is overwhelmed, the prospects disappear.”
The psalmist often expressed in the deep pit that he felt like God was not there, and he also had this experience.

We also have that time. Even if you pray with faith, you may not be satisfied with your mind,
and you may start to pray, but your thoughts may be circling the air. There is a verse that has been
a great power to him when he fight against disease. When fear is severe, he shouts time out and repeats it
for five minutes.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for,
but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows
the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”
(Romans 8: 26-27).

If you have anxiety or fear these days, please receive the comfort and courage of the Holy Spirit.

-In the morning of the Pentecost,
Pastor Kibeom Lee