The Holy Spirit unites us with God
Today's devotion is based on Acts 2:17 and 21, “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. . . . And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
“Daddy, help me!” The little girl frantically called out after she accidentally locked herself in a dark closet. As soon as she cried out for help, her father unlocked the door, picked her up, and comforted her. She knew that she was not alone as she rested in the arms of her father.
We are down here, and God is in heaven. We trip and stumble. We experience something that hurts or something that terrifies us. At times, we may feel all alone. For a moment, we may wonder, “Can God hear me? Will he come to help me?” The cries intensify; “Lord, help me.”
Because of Jesus, you can call the God who made you “Father,” and he listens. He does more than listen, for he sent his Spirit, the Comforter. The Spirit dwells in you and in the heart of every believer. The Spirit unites us with the triune God—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We are not left hanging in this life wondering if God still listens, cares, and will help us. He has come to help and comfort.
The Lord will come again to rescue you one last time from this world of troubles. Until then, he has given you his Spirit to comfort and assure you that you are not alone.
Please pray with me; Come, Holy Spirit, and comfort me when I am hurt, strengthen me when I am weak, and keep me in your tender care. Amen.