Jesus said, “It’s important to remember all I’ve taught you. Love God. Love other people. Help each other. Remember, God is most important. God will always love you.”
Those were the important lessons that Jesus would want His disciples to remember, but in certain situations it could be difficult to obey.
When a person could not understand how God works in mysterious ways or when we experience sadness and trials, it could be difficult to love God.
When a person hurts our feelings, mistreats us or says ugly and untrue things about us, it could be difficult to love that person.
When a person pushes a person away, suggests that he or she will be more of a hindrance than a help, and insists on doing the work himself or herself, it can be very trying to offer help that is not wanted even though it might make the burden lighter.
Jesus reassured His disciples that they would have a helper. Jesus said,
“Don’t worry, God’s Holy Spirit will be with you always. The Holy Spirit will help you and God’s children forever.” The disciples trusted Jesus and the promise He made.
Dear Jesus, thank You for recognizing that it would be difficult for us to do some of the things You asked us to do. Thank You for the gift of Your Holy Spirit to encourage and strengthen us to do what You ask. In Your most precious name, we pray. Amen.