On March 20, Jesus spoke the same message to two hearts on the opposite ends of the country. Kids had been home from school for just a few days and the whole country was reeling, trying to comprehend and adjust to a new normal.
I was enjoying a relaxing evening reading Grace and Truth posts, as I do every other Friday. There were many encouraging posts, written specifically to lift the reader’s spirits during our common crisis. So many beautiful posts offered different perspectives, and I wondered, “How do I choose just one? Which post should I feature?”
Immediately the image of a different tragedy struck like a sucker-punch. The Twin Towers- cones of smoke from the upper floors swirling like a suspended tornado into the clear, blue sky. And that beloved soft-still voice answered: “None of them”.
I messaged Heather and learned that she’d started an email earlier in the day expressing the same sentiment, but she closed it to leave the decision up to me and Jesus.
So that evening, we decided in obedience that Candidly Christian would be “a reprieve from the current crisis.”
Our Comforter In Every Crisis
It’s not that we’ve got our heads in the sand. But Candidly Christian exists to point women to Jesus, so we are focusing on the Comforter rather than the crisis.
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There’s always a crisis somewhere. The main difference now is that the entire world is experiencing the same crisis at the same time.
Jesus’ peace – the Holy Spirit, lives inside us no matter what is going on around us. So our peace is determined by our dependence on our Comforter.
Yes, Jesus calls on us to comfort each other as we walk through trials together. Heather and I are grateful for the encouragement offered in other posts, but we believe Jesus is calling us to offer a respite of normalcy.
Please know that we are praying for the health and safety of our readers and their loved ones. If you’d like to join us in prayer, please consider joining our Prayer Team.
I’d also like to offer three scriptures and a song to help you focus on Jesus our Comforter. There is power in His Word and in praise, so I invite you to speak and sing with Heather and me.
3 Scriptures to Pray to Our Comforter
And I will pray to the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.John 14:16-18 KJV
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.John 14:26 KJV
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But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:John 15:26 KJV
Join the Conversation
We really would love to hear from you. How are you holding up? Do you need prayer?
We believe in being candid, and this is just one of the struggles we will face as Christian women. To be honest, Heather says it’s like the different verse of the same song we’ve been dancing to all along. Life is hard, but God is good.
Maybe you need to learn to fight fear with prayer or overcome insecurities you’ve suddenly found yourself face-to-face with with no way out. Perhaps you want to use this time to cultivate gratitude in your life or the excess time with your family has shown you that you need to work on forgiveness.
You may be struggling to hear God’s voice through all the crazy. The truth is, none of these things are limited by the current circumstances. Yet God is still the answer when the circumstances bring them to the forefront.
So, wherever today finds you, know that you aren’t struggling alone.