OUR TRIUNE GOD
It is a blessing and encouraging to know that we have a Father in heaven that loves us, we have Jesus as our LORD who is in control over everything, and we have the Holy Spirit as our Helper. God has given us everything that we need to trust Him and live for Him. Our God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit are one and equal, but they are three distinct persons. This is the mystery of our Triune God, who lives in us. A great example that the Triune God worked together was during the water baptism of Jesus. While John the Baptist was baptizing Jesus, a voice from heaven, who is our Father, said, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased." and the Holy Spirit descended as a dove came upon Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17).
Our triune God works together in our lives. God came into our world to save us from our sin and give us a new life in Him (John 3:16). He is not a God who sits on the throne and far from our situations, and He only interacts with us when we ask Him for help or provision through our prayers. This is a common misunderstanding of our God. But our God is always present in our lives, and He walks with us in our daily situations because He lives in us (John 14:23). He feels the pain that we are going through, He understands our deepest thoughts and fears, He knows when we are sick, and He knows when we feel alone or lonely. When we pray, He immediately listens and answers our prayers. When we don't know how to pray, the Holy Spirit prays for us, and even our Lord Jesus prays for us (Romans 8:34).
Let us be encouraged today that we are not alone. God is not against us, but He is for us no matter what we have done in the past. We are forgiven, and He wants us to trust Him and live for Him. When we are overwhelmed and confused, all we need to do is to pause, pray, and trust in Him. And if we are dealing with doubt about God, we can ask Him to help us overcome our doubt and give us confidence in Him. Each one of us is accepted, loved, and important to God.
Ask yourself these questions: Do I believe that God loves me? How should I face my daily challenges knowing that God dwells in me? Do I trust God in my problems?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you for loving me. Lord Jesus, thank you for saving me through your death and resurrection. Holy Spirit, thank you for being my Helper. Please help me, God, to trust in you and live my life for you today. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.