A few nights ago, I wasn’t able to sleep. So I thought that I would finish some work for my church. I sat down to my computer, logged in, and the screen went black. I dropped my head in sorrow knowing that my completing this work was important. I tried numerous times to reboot my computer but nothing worked. It was without life. Then I thought about what God’s Word says.
“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—” John 14:16 NKJV
So I prayed and asked the Holy Spirit to help me. I asked Nancy to join with me in prayer of agreement. After a few minutes of prayer, I attempted again to turn on my computer and it came alive. Nothing was lost. Everything was restored. Thank you Holy Spirit.
Why do I tell you all this? Isn’t this like our lives? We are broke down sometimes. We try and try and try but feel dead in our efforts. We’re lost. But God loves us so much that He gave.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 NKJV.
We also have access to our “helper”. Who resides in us to help and intercede for us to bring us back to life. Jesus is Alive and His Holy Spirit is in us ready to guide us along the path to fulfill God’s purpose.
Yes. My computer works again. Seems small and it is but the Holy Spirit not only helped me but took me through a life lesson. I pray you too will rest in the knowledge that the Holy Spirit is your helper, but there are so many people lost who are wandering around dead. We can show them the Way, the Truth, and the Life. And they too can receive from God eternal life and His Holy Spirit. They’re living with a black life but can be restored and come alive in Christ and be a bright beacon of love and hope to others.
Don’t believe me. Believe God!
Hello, it’s me God. It’s been a rough few days and I know I’ve been trying to figure this all out by myself. Again, I confess that I can’t. You see God it’s overwhelming at times. It seems that every day something new comes up and gets heaped upon my shoulders. The weight is getting unbearable. Yet, I think I’m superman or something. I know you didn’t create me to be superman or any other super hero. But I just seem to forget.
You know those white boards that we keep in our offices to keep track of things that need to be accomplished. A visual “to do” list. Well, when I was thinking about all of this before bed a few nights ago, I saw an empty white board in my thoughts. And then all of a sudden the board was full. Like there was no more room to add a single thing. It was then I thought to myself, “That’s where I’m at.” Again, it overwhelmed me.
I’m told God that You hear and answer every prayer. I’m told that You are faithful and that You are able. I’m told that You never leave my side and that You are my Rock, my Refuge, my Strong Tower. Well, God, I really need You. I’m at my end and I submit to You that I’m not able. I need You to get through the next moment in time even if it’s just the next second because I have no more strength. Help me God! Really, help me God!
I have no more to say because I can’t put anything more into words. So I’m turning to my faith and my hope in You. Encourage me along the way because God I really need it.
Don’t believe me. Believe God!