Not An Orphan

Do you sometimes feel as though you are all alone? Does it seem as though you have been abandoned? Have you ever felt the divine presence of God in your midst? Do you realize Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to live within all His followers?

Feeling alone is not a good feeling. It can be gut wrenching. It can be horrifying. It can be depressing. Yet, all of us will feel that way at some point or another during our lives. It is at that very moment we are to reach out to God and ask Him to make Himself evident to us.

As part of our prayer when we feel alone, we should confirm we know that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be with us. We should acknowledge He is with us, even if we cannot see Him. It is when we do this that we can ask Him to make His presence known to us.

Jesus told His Apostle’s, and us by extension, that He would send us a helper, advocate, comforter, the Spirt of truth. We can take comfort knowing Jesus has done exactly what He said He would do. We can be strong and courageous knowing the Holy Spirit is always there with us, and because He is God just as Jesus and the Father are God, we have God with us at all times.

We are not orphans left to fend for ourselves or beg for our dinner. We are children of God who are loved by Him more than we will know until we are with Him for eternity. The definitive question for each of us is, “Will I accept Jesus Christ and His promises for my life?” The answer cannot be flippant, off the cuff, half-hearted, nor based on peer pressure. It must be an honest answer that comes from the depths of our heart and be fully meant. God knows our heart and He knows whether we have fully committed or not.

I pray we all fully commit to God. I pray we accept Jesus and His promises. I pray each one of us ask God to reveal Himself to us, especially when we feel all alone. Accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. Accept Jesus’ promises. Reach out to God when you feel lonely. Know that God is always with you. Commit yourself to God. Know that Jesus has not left you as an orphan. God loves you.

John 14:18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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