Do you ever feel alone? Perhaps we all feel this way occasionally. We can be surrounded by people who we know care about us, yet we still feel alone in the moment.
The moment our boss delivers a pink slip. The moment the doctor gives us an unexpected diagnosis. The moment a loved one leaves us to enter Heaven. Life has these moments. The idea of facing them alone is unsettling; however, the Lord promises we will never be alone. He will always be with us through the Spirit.
We are encouraged in John 14:16, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to help you and be with you forever.”
The Spirit has been summoned to be with us. He has been called to come along side us on life’s journey, so you and I never have to face hard times alone.
Who is the Spirit?
The Spirit is…
- Our Comforter
- Our Encourager
- Our Advocate
- Our Helper
4 Ways the Spirit Helps Us
Here are 4 ways the Spirit helps us.
The Spirit prays on our behalf (Romans 8:26).
When we don’t know what to pray, the Spirit does. When we don’t know what to say, the Spirit does. The Spirit intercedes for us in ways words cannot express.
The Spirit gives us peace.
The Spirit grants us a peaceful calmness which can only be found in our confidence in God.
Jesus says in John 14:27, “I am leaving you with a gift, peace of mind and heart…so do not be troubled or afraid.”
The Spirit marks us as a member of God’s family.
Ephesians 4:30 will identify us at Christ’s return.
The Spirit teaches and strengthens.
We can find understanding and strength through the Spirit. Jesus says, in John 14:26, “But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative, that is the Holy Spirit, he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.”
You and I are not alone. How have you witnessed the Lord with you Share in the comments below. Please share this post with anyone who would find it encouraging.