Our constant companion
Our Constant Companion
Most of us don’t like being alone for extended periods of time. The truth is, we were not designed to live in isolation. At the dawn of creation, God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Gen. 2:18). But sometimes, situations in life leave us isolated from others. Or perhaps we simply feel lonely, even though we are not. Whatever your situation may be, if you are a believer, you are never alone. Jesus, knowing that His followers would feel abandoned and alone after His crucifixion and ascension, promised to send an Advocate who would never leave them, the Spirit of truth. The same advocate who came to them on Pentecost still abides with every believer today. He was sent to walk with us as our Comforter and constant companion.
Unlike any human companion, the indwelling Holy Spirit is adequate to meet our every need. Since He knows us intimately, He can comfort us in pain and loss when no one else can. When we find ourselves perplexed, He knows exactly what we should do. And since the future is visible to His eyes, He is aware of all the details. Our companion has also promised to guide us every step of the way, calming our fears and helping us overcome our inadequacies. Since we were created for God, it is only through His Spirit that we are made complete. He is the believer’s answer to aloneness: He’s always available and will never leave or forsake us. When others let you down, the Comforter, our constant companion, is always present to lift us up with a quick reminder that we are never alone.
Grace and Peace,
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