Our Comforter In Every Crisis

April 8, 2020 |
Our Comforter In Every Crisis

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.

No matter the question, the answer is always the same: Jesus. He has always has been, is, and always will be the reason for the hope and peace that is in us. 

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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

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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

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
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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.

You might be anxious or overwhelmed. You may have just realized that you are a lot lazier than you thought. Or that you are a Mary in a world full of Martha’s.

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.


Valerie is a wife, mother, blogger, breast cancer survivor, and the co-director of Candidly Christian (as well as our Prayer Team Liaison). After suffering years of debilitating anxiety, she learned that victory over anxiety comes only through surrender to Jesus. Now she writes to help women overcome anxiety through faith. You can find her on VictoryThroughSurrender.com.

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4 Comments

  • Reply BettieG April 8, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Oh, this is so amazing–I woke up singing an old hymn, “The Comforter Has Come.” I even sent a link to it for several of my close friends. Thank God for His precious confirmation. HE will come to us, and bring the comfort we need. Blessings to you this Easter!
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    • Reply Valerie Riese April 10, 2020 at 8:16 am

      Thank you, BettieG! I’m so grateful for Jesus comfort. I literally can’t function without Him

  • Reply Maree dee April 12, 2020 at 9:19 am

    Beautiful post! Thank you for pointing us to Jesus it right where we need to be. Maree
    Maree dee recently posted…How To Stay Focused on the Cross – Link-Up

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