The verses this week were found in John 14:14-15 but I have included the previous verses (12-13) for continuity for myself. The verses simply state:
12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
The comfort in these verses to me really hits home through verse 13...WHATEVER you ask in MY NAME...God is so accessible to His children! And how awesome is it that unlike those who are "in the world", His children have access to the Spirit of TRUTH--those who do not know the Lord cannot even receive the Spirit because without that relationship with Him, they cannot truly KNOW Him? And closing the passage, the Lord comforts us further....I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU ORPHANS! By using the word orphan, it really brings home the true sense of what "aloneness" without Christ really is. When I think of a true "orphan", I think that is the strongest sense of being "alone" that a person could experience. No parents....no one. No true nurturing love. WOW. God will not only never leave us, but He will abide with us. I love the word "abide"....to me it's the opposite of the word "orphan", because to "abide with" me means that my Lord is with me...right next to me, within me. Again....WOW!
I really pray that the Lord will speak to you through these verses as well. I believe that this week they just jumped off the page for me....and that is so "like God"!
Abiding with Him,