The devil has a plan to seclude us, make us feel like an outsider, and tell us no one else understands or is going through the same things that we are. He wants us to feel entirely alone because as humans, God created us with a desire for community and fellowship.

Sadly, even in a world occupied by nearly 8 billion people, he succeeds. When we’re having a bad day, we make a mistake, or are going through a challenging time, we often feel alone like no one cares about our situation or could help.

At that moment we have to remember we have the Spirit of God living on the inside of us, comforting us, guiding us, and loving us. John 14:16-17 says, “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 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.”

Jesus gives us a promise in these two verses concerning the Holy Spirit – that He will be our helper and will abide with us forever. We can never truly be alone because our heavenly Father is always for us and always with us.

There are definitely times in life when we feel alone and overwhelmed by our circumstances, but letting those thoughts dominate our mind can cause even bigger problems like insecurities, anxiety, or depression. Instead, turn to God in these times and remember He sent His spirit to comfort us and dwell in us.