Originally published Monday, 03 August 2015.
Every heart longs for something more; it’s just the way it is. Pure and simple soul yearning for care and compassion has been built into the makeup of our beings. We aren’t meant to do life alone.
And it’s not necessarily the tangible likeness of another human being for which our hearts cry. We can be happy in our marriages, relationships with our children, and have the best friends imaginable and still need more.
Why? Because each soul desires an indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We need unhindered mercy, wisdom, and an incoming flow of love that we may learn to pour it out to others.
Love birthed from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, when poured back out, is what forms tangible relationships and quenches the lonely heart.
…The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
– Jesus in John 14:17-19
At this moment, I cannot think of a more soul filling and healing promise: I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
If you believe in Him and call on His name, His Spirit dwells in you. You will never be alone. He will meet every need, heal the broken places and renew your lonely heart. He will send you deeper love on every level.
Though our world may crumble and our hearts know pain, He will come to us.
Friend, He will come to you.