Comfort is for the bereaved?

The Lord Yeshua designated himself and the Holy Spirit as Helper.  In the 17th century it was common to think of comfort as help, hence the scholars translated paraklētos as Comforter.  They were not confused about mourners coming to “help” the bereaved.   In a certain sense when Christ died and returned to glory the believers were bereaved of the One who came to save them.  So we can say the Holy Spirit comes to comfort us in our bereavement. If Christ did not say that the Spirit will do more than he could, and if he did not say that he had to go, and if he did not say that he greater things will accompany the recipients of the Spirit, there could be no fullness of joy.  Who wants a bereavement launchpad?

Comfort without bereavement , 2 Thessalonians 16-17

The words for comfort in this verse are paraklēsis and parakaleo, the noun and the verb.  It should not surprise the reader of the New Testament that the Holy Spirit bears the name Helper, Parakletos. Official sadness on the Messianic agenda is brief.  The disciples were without the first Helper for a few weeks.  True to form, weeping lasts only for a night, and  joy comes in the morning.

I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;

John 14:16

The comfort is eternal help

No one should think that there are fringe benefits from being invited into God’s kingdom like professional upgrades and a host of temporal fixes. Comfort and strength seem to be targeted on the heart, the inner man (2 Thessalonians 2:17), and it is beyond debate that the residence of the Spirit is also in the heart. There really is no viable case for the Holy Spirit’s help to include temporary miracles. While the Eternal God has interest in our day to day adversities and pathologies, drying out tears, healing our diseases and repairing our interpersonal relationships,these reliefs are not on the scale of pardon for sin and eternal life. A good cry can easily be relieved by any caring human, but the hopeless wanderers need something only God can provide