Never Alone

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (John 14:16-17) 
While writing a Bible guide for pastors in Indonesia, a writer friend grew fascinated with that nation’s culture of togetherness. Called gotong royong—meaning “mutual assistance”—the concept is practiced in villages, where neighbors may work together to repair someone’s roof or rebuild a bridge or path. In cities too my friend said, “People always go places with someone else—to a doctor’s appointment, for example. It’s the cultural norm. So you’re never alone.” 
Worldwide, believers in Jesus rejoice in knowing we also are never alone. Our constant and forever companion is the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. Far more than a loyal friend, the Spirit of God is given to every follower of Christ by our heavenly Father to “give you another Comforter” (John 14:16). 
Jesus promised God’s Spirit would come after His own time on Earth ended. “He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever” Jesus said (v. 18). Instead, the Holy Spirit—“the Spirit of Truth” who “dwelleth with you, and shall be in you”—indwells each of us who receives Christ as Savior (v. 17). 
The Holy Spirit is our Helper, Comforter, Encourager, and Counselor—a constant companion in a world where loneliness can afflict even connected people. May we forever abide in His comforting love and help. 
As a believer in Christ, how does it encourage you to know that the Holy Spirit lives inside of you? How have you neglected God’s comfort? 
This devotion blessed me. What a reminder, Jesus promised we will always have companionship with the Holy Spirit, who never leaves us. What a mighty God we serve, to know He cares so much for us that before we were even born He desired to comfort us and sent The Holy Spirit. How blessed we are when we abide in His love. Do you know Him? He desires to dwell in you. Your never alone. 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is Colossians 4:5-6