Dry and in need of a Comfort.

November 17, 2009

So yesterday for some reason I just began to fill funky.  There might have been a few factors.  I sent out a face book invite to church to all of my friends.  I felt led to.  And no one came, at least not anyone that already didn’t go to my church.  Now I know I shouldn’t get depressed by this, but I did.

Along with that, and bitterness, and whatever discouragement I was letting to come into my thoughts I got into a funk.

And I just didn’t know how to get out of it.

I’ve been reading a sweet book lately.

It’s called Forgotten God:Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of The Holy Spirit.  By Francis Chan.

It’s basically all about the Holy Spirit and His role in our life.  It’s a pretty good book and I suggest reading it for anyone, no matter how weirded out or not not weirded out by the Holy Spirit you are.  Hopefully you’re not in the first place.  But the book is good.

In the book Francis talks about how Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as our comforter(John 14:16 KJV).

Yesterday I realized the Holy Spirit was what did that for me.

Pretty often I hear from a lot of different people that feel like they’re in a funk.  Or that their relationship with God is feeling dry. I feel this way every so often too.

I think the only way that dryness can go away is if we allow the Holy Spirit to comfort us.  There are gonna be times where we feel dry or in a funk.  Those are the times when we need to ask the Holy Spirit to come in and comfort us.

I don’t know if I prayed anything to the degree of Holy Spirit, come in, and comfort me. I do know that I prayed for the Holy Spirit to fill me, and that I talked to God about my funk.  At least I think I did.  I know I at least thought about my funk a lot.

By the evening of yesterday I started feeling better.  I started feeling hopeful again.  I didn’t feel like I was in a funk anymore.

And last night when I was reading Forgotten God I think that’s when I knew that the Holy Spirit had been that comfort for me.

God saw that I was feeling dry, and depressed and He filled me with the Holy Spirit in a way that comforted me.

I love this about God.

I think that the next time I feel in a funk, or depressed I am going to take time to stop and ask the Holy Spirit to comfort me.  I know that the Holy Spirit is the best comfort giver I could have.  And that’s what I want.

I don’t want to ignore the fact that God wants to comfort me.  I don’t want God to have to do it with out me asking Him to.  I want to ask God right away to comfort me.  That’s the kind of person I want to be.  A person that is rarely down and depressed because I always have the Spirt, the Comforter, the Helper, and the Advocate, working in my life.  Will you join me in that?