Having a Companion

Most of us don’t like being alone for extended periods of time yet most of need some “ME” time, time alone from the daily hustle-bustle of daily living.   In fact, we are not designed to live in isolation. Shortly after creating man, God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis. 2:18). I was a long-haul trucker for many years, and have felt this separation from others.  There are times we simply feel lonely, even though we live with our mate or family. But whatever your situation may be, if you are a believer, you’re never alone.

Knowing His followers would feel abandoned after His crucifixion and ascension, Jesus promised to send them a Helper who would never leave them—the Spirit of truth. The same One who came to them at Pentecost still abides within every believer. He has been sent to walk alongside us as our comforter, enabler, and guide.

The Holy Spirit can meet our every need. Since He knows us intimately, He can comfort us in pain and loss when no one else can. Anytime we find ourselves in a sticky situation He knows exactly what we ought to do. Since the future is laid bare before His eyes, He’s aware of all the details that concern us. What’s more, He promises to guide us each step of the way, calming our fears and overcoming our inadequacies. In John 16:13 we discover Holy Spirit will lead us, gently, in ALL truth (about everything) and He will show us the things to come.

Because we were created for God, only through His Spirit are we made complete. He is the ultimate solution to man’s aloneness: He’s always available and will never forsake or forget you. When others let you down, the Comforter is present to lift you up with the reminder that you’re not alone.