Where is the Holy Spirit at work in the church and world today? There are significant challenges occurring around the world – civil rights, climate change, torture. Whither blows the Spirit of God?
Maybe you are not up for considering global issues right now. Maybe you had a hard time just getting out of bed this morning. Maybe your marriage is on the rocks. Maybe someone you love is gravely ill. Maybe you are worried about your future. Maybe you are tired of the role you feel you have to play in order to measure up to somebody’s expectations. Maybe your faith is exhausted. Here’s a message for you today.
You are not saved by your spirituality or by your anything else. You have been and you will be saved by God. The Holy Spirit of God is your friend. The Holy Spirit is the love of God reaching out to you when you are too depressed, or too angry, or too tired to reach out. The Holy Spirit is the power of God to set you on your feet when you feel you cannot stand up.
This message is excerpted from “Maybe your faith is exhausted.” by Fleming Rutledge in the November/December 2021 Gather magazine.
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