Spiritual Companionship

From God comes…

From God comes spiritual companionship.

Companionship is not just fellowship but intimacy and closeness. Spiritual companionship goes even deeper because it means we never have to feel abandoned, alone, or forsaken. It’s the reason Paul could say that he was troubled, but not distressed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken, and cast down but not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:8-10)

When Christ was born, He was named Emmanuel which means “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23) God desires to be with us—so much so that He came to us. He is with us all the time. He’s with us in the good times and bad times. He’s with us when we feel like we can’t go on. He’s with us when our hearts are breaking. He celebrates with us. He cries with us. He feels our pain, plus helps us cope, keep perspective, and survive.

God will never leave or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5) In fact, the very last thing Jesus told His disciples before He ascended to heaven was that He would never leave or forsake them. (Matthew 28:20) He did not want them to feel alone. He wanted them to know He would be with them everywhere they went and in everything they would do. The same promise applies to us. Even if we walk through the shadow of death, we have nothing to fear because God is with us. (Psalm 23:4)

Not only is God with us, He understands us. Our high priest Jesus can empathize with everything we go through because He knows our weaknesses. (Hebrews 4:15) Not even our best friends, spouses, or family members understand how we feel all the time, but God does! To be honest, half the time we don’t even know why we feel the way we do, but God does! God knows us better than we know ourselves.

God even knows why certain things happen in our lives. Believe it or not, we don’t always need to know why things happen. All we need to know is WHO we can rely on during the tough times. Emmanuel is our spiritual companion. God is with us! God is even in us! (Colossians 1:27) There is never a reason to feel abandoned, alone, or forsaken because you can’t get any closer than that!

“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God…” ~James 1:17 (NLT)

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