the Helper


I sent out a Facebook S.O.S.

Dad, I feel like I’m constantly crippled by life. It’s like my heart or body or something is somehow connected to all these people. Jake’s mom is dying in the hospital. Diane, my church friend who helps me watch the kids, has a 23 year old niece dying of cancer. Life is nothing but a stream of grief and loss. And I’m always aware of it.

That was yesterday.  Today Barb and Katie are with Jesus.  Life goes on.

I don’t know how to do normal things like brush my teeth and make supper when things like this are always happening.

Why is this so hard?    Why am I everyday needy and lost and incapable?

Dad answers.

Depend upon the Holy Spirit, that’s why He was sent, to enable us to do things we would otherwise be unable to do and to give us peace in the midst of the chaos of a sin filled environment.

By the grace of God I do believe.  Help first and foremost my chronic unbelief…

He is the downpayment and guarantee of so much that we have yet to experience, but He is more than enough to contend with whatever we encounter here.

There is peace.  There is promise. I can do the next thing.

The next thing is always love.


Thank you, Dad.


But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
~John 14:26~


2 thoughts on “the Helper

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about these losses, Rebekah! I know in my life there have been seasons where the realities of grief, pain, and loss around me were paralyzing. Loved the reminder of the perfect Helper who has been given. I know if we allow it, it’s times like this that make the Truths of the Gospel even sweeter and the feet of Jesus more like home.

Leave a Reply to Elizabeth Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s