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A Writer’s Thoughts On . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on June 6, 2016

Writer's thoughts


My Need For Help.

As I continue through life in recovery, trusting the Lord God Jesus Christ in all that I say or do, I find myself at times looking for help, for understanding and guidance as I submit to His authority. I know God is there for me always, and I believe that with all of my heart. But as I wait patiently for His answer, His direction, I ask myself “What can I do in the meantime?” It’s not that I’m doubting my Lord God or placing a limit on the level of trusting Him, it’s about me being pro-active in pursuing Him with my total being and doing the things I can do as I trust Him in the things I cannot do. The one thing I’ve learned, and still learning to do is depend upon the Holy Spirit. Oftentimes I tend to focus on all the things God wants for me, the things He has purposed for me to do in His Name and for the kingdom, but I need to improve on understanding that Jesus instructed us to depend upon the Holy Spirit after He left His disciples.

“But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you . . . I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.   –  JOHN   16:5-7, 12, 13

I read in His Word that even though Jesus is at the right Hand of the Father, presently and consistently interceding on my behalf, He left the Holy Spirit to comfort us, to guide and instruct us in those areas where we need help. Living in a world where there is so much confusion, so much uncertainty, and a serious lack of faith, I have to pursue the help of the Holy Spirit because I need direction. I cannot trust the world or the things of the world to give me wisdom and insight with purpose to please my Savior. The world doesn’t understand the things of the Spirit so why would I look to the world for understanding? I can’t, and I won’t! I trust God and the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me where the Lord wants me. I need help all the time because I can not depend upon my own understanding, I have to trust Him (Proverbs 3:5-7). My Helper, the Holy Spirit, is always there for me in my time of need and in my time of help. His Word tells me . . . .

“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”  –  HEBREWS  4:14-16

The Holy Spirit knows our needs and the help we desire as we attempt to get through this thing call life. Without Him, I can’t imagine where I would be trusting in theories, what others think or believe, or what the experts on life may suggest. What I do know is where my help comes from: It comes from the Lord God.

Just some thoughts from a God-fearing brother who is constantly learning how to trust in God and depend upon Him and not myself. Just trying to let my light shine before men that they may see the Lord Jesus in me and His marvelous grace he shows me daily. I’m just saying . . .


One Response to “A Writer’s Thoughts On . . . .”

  1. emacarey13 said

    Press on brother. It’s a struggle but the Holy Spirit is in on all the details! Great post😊


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