By Ryan Brousson
God can feel distant at times. Many of the Bible writers felt this way also. David says, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I have no rest.” (Ps. 22:1-2). Intellectually we know that God loves us, that He listens to us and guides us, and that Jesus died for us and our salvation is assured. However, sometimes this knowledge is slow to reach our hearts. Like David we do not feel God’s presence close to us.
Thankfully God is always present with us in the form of the Holy Spirit. Jesus says, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful” (John 14:26-27).
The Holy Spirit is the constant, peaceful presence of God with us. It guides us into Truth. It reveals to us the love of God, and it applies the work of Christ in our lives. The Holy Spirit is God Himself among His Children.
Though we don’t always feel God’s presence, we can be assured that He is present among us.
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