“I am telling you these things now while I amÂ still with you. But when the Father sends the Advocate as myÂ representative — that is, the Holy Spirit — he will teach youÂ everything and will remind you of everything I have told you. I amÂ leaving you with a gift — peace of mind and heart. And the peace IÂ give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled orÂ afraid “Â – (John 14:25-27)
In a world of chaos and uncertainties as well as trials andÂ difficulties, we rejoice. Not because we are out of touch or inÂ denial, but because the presence of the Holy Spirit, our Advocate,Â within us brings us our Father’s comfort. The Spirit teaches usÂ about Jesus and his great love and sacrifice for us.
The SpiritÂ comforts us, ministering to our interior world — our spirits. ThisÂ gift of peace is not something anyone can have without the Spirit.Â Yet because of the Spirit’s presence, we are blessed in ways thatÂ those without the Spirit cannot know.
Prayer: O Father, thank you for the peace that the Spirit brings. ThankÂ you for the peace that comes from the Spirit’s presence. Thank youÂ for the peace that the Spirit leads me to find. Forgive me forÂ trying to rush my way through life out of touch with your SpiritÂ and trying to control the circumstances of my life rather thanÂ relying on the guidance of the Spirit. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.