When you are experiencing pain and sorrow brought by lost of love one, enduring hardship from sickness for a long time, I am pretty sure that you are needing comfort.
Where can we find true comfort and unspeakable joy?
Comfort and joy is one gift from God. When the Holy Spirit of God is giving you comfort you will also receive joy and then peace.
When Jesus came to the world to save us, there was sweet comfort among the witnesses on the silent night in the little town of Bethlehem, the shepherds saw Jesus in the manger and angels were singing their hallelujahs declaring joy to the world because the Messiah has come. They have declared peace on earth and goodwill to all men.
No wonder that even up to now this is spirit that we feel every Christmas season reminding us that Jesus the Messiah came and saved us. There is so much comfort and joy while we hear the Christmas songs and we are so inspired to share the love of God in this season of giving.
After Jesus ascended to heaven, He sent another comforter to be with us to help us and that is the Holy Spirit of God who dwells in the hearts of the believers of Jesus Christ.
Acts. 1.  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 2:1-4 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
These are scriptural references that the Holy Spirit was evidently came. In the New Testament, the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples of Jesus was in the day of Pentecost, it is called Shavuot in Greek , the spring harvest festival of the Israelites, which was going on when the Holy Spirit came.
From that day the disciples became bolder and empowered to share the gospel with signs and wonders and until this present day the Holy Spirit is actively involved in the lives of the believers in bringing comfort and joy to those who received the gospel of Jesus Christ.
If you want to let the Holy Spirit lead your life and walk by the Spirit, it’s a conscious choice you need to make each and every day. Pray that the Lord will fill you with His Spirit. Pray that you would walk by the Spirit. Then throughout your day, watch and listen for opportunities to obey the Spirit’s promptings.
He will guide and teach you in all truths and by understanding the mind of the Spirit you will be enlightened and comforted with His revelation. The revelation of God is what transform the believers into the likeness of Christ. The Word of the Lord is powerful and amazing. Receive it by faith and you will never be the same again.
It is very true to declare that “Immanuel” or God is with us because He is truly with us through the Holy Spirit working within us. The comfort we received from Him is the comfort we need to share to change the unbelieving world.
Let the God of comfort and joy shine upon you.
1″Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
3 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.